First prison closures confirmed

Wellington and New Plymouth prisons to be closed over the next year, as well as several units at Arohata, Rolleston, Rangipo and Waikeria prisons.

Corrections’ department chief executive Ray Smith says the changes will raise the overall standards of the prisons, improve staff working conditions, increase public safety and give "a strong platform" to target re-offending rates.

Auckland Prison’s east division and Invercargill Prison’s west wing will be upgraded.

Staff will be relocated to alternative prisons with Wellington staff and some Arohata staff offered jobs in Upper Hutt's Rimutaka Prison.

Attempts will be made to keep as many relocated prisoners in prisons in their current regions.


2 · Got a question about this story? Leave it in Comments & Questions below.

This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags

2 Comments & Questions

Commenter icon key: Subscriber Verified

More prosons could be closed with proper upbringings of all children by their respective parents and communities...

Reply
Share
  • 0
  • 0

"Wellington and New Plymouth prisons to be closed over the next year, as well as several units at Arohata, Rolleston, Rangipo and Waikeria prisons."

Is this to help ensure there is a good supply of prisoners for private prisons?

I wonder how many of those prisoners have been incarcerated for 'white collar' crimes?

Penny Bright

Reply
Share
  • 0
  • 0

Post New comment or question

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

NZ Market Snapshot

Forex

Sym Price Change
USD 0.6993 -0.0019 -0.27%
AUD 0.9363 -0.0015 -0.16%
EUR 0.6361 -0.0029 -0.45%
GBP 0.5322 -0.0016 -0.30%
HKD 5.4253 -0.0147 -0.27%
JPY 74.0080 -0.5880 -0.79%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1323.4 -8.590 2016-07-22T00:
Oil Brent 46.1 -0.800 2016-07-22T00:
Oil Nymex 44.2 -0.500 2016-07-22T00:
Silver Index 19.7 -0.130 2016-07-22T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 7226.1 7317.3 7226.1 1.26%
NASDAQ 5097.0 5100.7 5100.2 -0.05%
DAX 10155.2 10264.1 10147.5 0.50%
DJI 18554.5 18555.7 18570.8 -0.42%
FTSE 6730.5 6756.1 6730.5 -0.30%
HKSE 22071.8 22071.8 21964.3 0.13%
NI225 16655.8 16778.7 16627.2 -0.04%
ASX 5498.2 5548.5 5498.2 0.64%