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Department of Corrections Press Releases

More Prisoners in Job Training

In the 10 months to July 2010 the number of prisoners in employment and job training increased 9 percent (from 4415 to 4791). More than half the prison population was in some form of employment or training during the 2009/10 year.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

October 6th, 2010 at 7:30 am

Prison Escape Plan Foiled

A staff member has been praised after they took action to foil a prisoner’s plan to escape from custody by pretending to be unwell.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

August 24th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Regions & Categories: Crime,New Zealand

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Corrections Staff Catch Drug Smuggler

Staff at Otago Corrections Facility caught a drug smuggler; a new prisoner smuggling drugs internally.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

March 5th, 2010 at 8:43 am

Regions & Categories: Dunedin,New Zealand

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