Compensation payments to some of New Zealand’s most high-profile offenders have been quietly paid for abuse they suffered while in state care, but plans to restrict how they can use that money have been shelved. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
COMMENT: The Government faces a billion dollar conundrum.
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.
Corrections are trying to track down a prisoner to return her to jail after she was mistakenly released by prison staff.
It should have been a moment of clarity, but the arrival yesterday of Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) data on foreign buyers simply raised more questions and further muddied an already cloudy debate.
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