7 Jan 2014

Prison staff stood down after fight

11:24 am on 7 January 2014

The Department of Corrections has confirmed two prison staff have been stood down following a physical altercation at Rolleston Prison last week.

The department has refused to give details to Radio New Zealand but says an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident has begun.

It's believed the pair, both males, were involved in a physical fight in front of inmates in the prison's medium-security Kowhai Unit.

Radio New Zealand understands the staff involved remain on full pay while the investigation is carried out.