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The meth epidemic sweeping New Zealand it not only causing personal heartache, it costing the prison service millions.
Recent research done by the Department of Corrections suggests more than half of… Audio
Arthur Taylor and Phillip John Smith have taken the Department of Corrections to the High Court in Auckland, alleging a strip search at Paremoremo of more than 200 prisoners was unlawful. Audio
Primary school students in South Auckland have been walking past boarding houses with sex offenders every day for two years but their school and local residents knew nothing about them. Audio
The Department of Corrections will talk to a school in South Auckland today about 11 convicted child sex offenders housed nearby. Audio
Prison staff failed to search an inmate's cell and neglected to clean an in-cell camera which had been obscured for 15 days before he died.
Three prisoners who violently attacked their guards will spend an extra three and a half years in jail.
A former Mt Eden inmate is suing the private prison operator for what he says is gross negligence.
Māori potatoes (taewa) grown at Koukourārata Marae have been selling like hot cakes at farmers' markets around Christchurch – and all profits are going back to the marae. Audio
Corrections is to pay more than $3000 to a convicted murderer after a ruling his rights were breached when he was prevented from wearing a toupee.
Three investigations are under way after two inmates required hospital treatment following an attack on a prison staff member. Audio
A career criminal's legal challenge to a ban on prisoner voting has begun in the Court of Appeal.
Half the prison population is Maori and the tribunal says Corrections is breaching its Treaty obligations by not doing enough to reduce the alarming statistics. Audio
A convicted paedophile who has completed his sentence will be detained under New Zealand's first ever public protection order.
Mt Eden Prison managers have agreed to allow Quakers to deliver flowers to inmates for Christmas. Audio
Corrections is hinting it might reverse its sudden ban on the Quakers taking flowers to Mt Eden Prison for Christmas.
An inmate has been taken to hospital following a violent incident at the prison at Paremoremo.
Four people who chained themselves together in a Department of Corrections office in Hamilton have been arrested.
A convicted fraudster who is dying of cancer has been sent back to prison, as the Department of Corrections says it will review her case. Video
Four inmates at Auckland Prison in Paremoremo have been charged after an attack on six guards.
The number of prisoners who have committed suicide while in custody has more than doubled compared to last year.