9 Dec 2019

Poor communication between Corrections and MSD put prisoners at risk - advocates

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 9 December 2019

Advocates say that a shocking lack of communication between the Ministry of Social Development and Corrections is putting former prisoners at high risk of reoffending.

Former inmates say they struggle with housing and income despite Corrections receiving millions of dollars in extra funding in last year's budget for those services.

The department, however, says it is putting more money into supporting prisoners on release.

Meriana Johnsen reports.