16 Jul 2018

School holiday programme at Northland prison

From Afternoons, 1:28 pm on 16 July 2018

It's the school holidays and school-age children around the country are now planning what to do with their spare time. 

For some of those kids, visiting a parent in jail might be on the cards. At any one time, more than 20,000 children in New Zealand have a parent in prison. 

Today and tomorrow corrections staff at a prison near Kaikohe will be running a holiday programme so these kids can have some bonding time with their dads. 

Will Stewart is Operations Support Manager at Northland Region Corrections Facility and joins us now to tell us more.