19 Dec 2012: Prisoners help out elderly pre-Christmas
Home-owners in Turangi in need of help to get their gardens looking tidy before Christmas are getting the assistance they require, from prisoners.
18 Dec 2012: Christmas behind bars
Christmas will be marked with festivities for many people but for New Zealand's 8,500 prisoners it will resemble a day much like any other.
16 Nov 2012: Wellington Prison open day
The Department of Corrections is holding an open day at Wellington Prison from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 24 November, before the prison officially closes at the end of the month.
25 Aug 2012: Stewart Murray Wilson transferred
The Department of Corrections is continuing to follow the direction of the New Zealand Parole Board to place prisoner Stewart Murray Wilson back into the community.
14 Aug 2012: Prisoners' achievements acknowledged in graduation
The first group of prisoners to graduate from the Small Motors Engineering course at Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility (ARWCF) have gained valuable skills that will help them find employment and reintegrate into the community, prison manager Agnes Robertson said today.
19 Jul 2012: Big 'A' Awards recognise prisoner art programmes
An auction of prison art that raised $21,000 to help rebuild Christchurch and a volunteer group teaching prisoners quilting have taken out awards in the 2012 Arts Access Aotearoa Big 'A' Awards, held in Parliament last night.
05 Jul 2012: Performance of Mt Eden Corrections Facility
Performance results for the management of Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF) by Serco covering the nine months until the end of April 2012 show that the majority of the company's results measured against 37 targets are either stable or improving.
04 Jul 2012: Hawke's Bay Prisoners Graduate with New Skills
Months of hard work has paid off for prisoners from Hawke's Bay Prison. Fifteen prisoners have received their certificates for completing a National Certificate in Forestry Foundation Skills Level 2, and twelve for National Certificate in Building Construction and Allied Trade Skills (BCATS) Level 2.
02 Jul 2012: No puff for prisoners
Cleaner air and a reduction in smoking-related illnesses are just some of the benefits one year after the ban on smoking in prisons was implemented, Corrections' Chief Executive, Ray Smith said today.
29 Jun 2012: Heartbeat Challenge Awards
On Friday, 29 June 2012, Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility (ARWCF) was the first Corrections facility to receive The Heartbeat Challenge award, presented to workplaces that achieve wellness targets set for them by the Auckland Regional Public Health Service.
28 Jun 2012: Smokefree Prisons a Winner
The Department of Corrections has scooped a national award for its communication campaign to make prisons smokefree environments.