New Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis is seen as a great hope by many in the justice reform sector. But being viewed as soft on crime has historically been like swallowing a dead rat for the government. Can he make a difference? Shane Cowlishaw reports.
In this morning's email we discussed the unexpected items in the Budget area discovered by the incoming Government.
In this morning's email, we look at what policies a National-New Zealand First Government might adopt, report on Labour's threat of a diverted profit tax and look at the Government's plans to pay Working For Families and collect child support and student loan payments automatically, along with the usual quotes and numbers of the day and one fun thing.
Following a Serco fight-club scandal that left Corrections reeling, a new woman has been placed in charge of keeping tabs on New Zealand’s prisons. Shane Cowlishaw meets the chief inspector.
The Government has been unapologetic for the record high prison population, but that confidence may be beginning to waver. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
Transparency and openness were the messages being peddled when Corrections Minister Louise Upston appeared before a select committee.
In today's email we take a deeper look at the Hobsonville housing development,which is the model for the government's planned house building programme.
Corrections are trying to track down a prisoner to return her to jail after she was mistakenly released by prison staff.
A damning international report has identified degrading segregation and restraint practices across New Zealand’s detention facilities. But will it lead to any changes?
The Ombudsman is considering launching an investigation into the state of mental health in prisons, saying the care of mentally ill prisoners is "not good enough".