The Department of Corrections Child Protection Protocol 2014
This fact sheet deals with Corrections' Child Protection Protocol, which prevents some prisoners from receiving visits from children. It explains why the protocol exists, and what can be done if you believe that you or a prisoner you know is being unfairly kept from contact with their children.
Author: Josie Young
Candidate Survey Results
The results of our candidate survey on Mental Health and conditions in NZ Prisons
Have a complaint about an act or decision by a government agency, including the Department of Corrections? The Ombudsman may be the place to go.
This fact sheet explains what the Ombudsman does and how and when to make a complaint to the Ombudsman.
Author: Ben Elley
The Inspector of Corrections
Have a complaint about how someone has been treated in prison or on probation? The Inspector of Corrections (commonly known as the prison inspector) might be able to help you.
This fact sheet explains what the Inspector does and how and when to make a complaint to the Inspector.
Author: Josie Young
Criminal justice policies for the 2014 election
A full list of the criminal justice policies published to date by all of the parties for the 2014 general election. No rhetoric, just the facts.
This will be updated as more policies are released. If we're missing any policies, please let us know.
Compiled by: Josie Young, Briar Mulholland and Tom Smedley
Alcohol and Crime
How many prisoners have alcohol problems? What impact does alcohol have on crime? How does alcohol affect rehabilitation?
Did you know: 89% of prisoners have a lifetime prevalence of substance abuse.
Authors: Hester Moore, Lyndon Rogers and Dr Jarrod Gilbert.
The Parole Board
What is the Parole Board? How does it make decisions? What are some Parole Board Statistics? What can I do if I don't like a decision?
Did you know: Managed release on parole with a right of recall is three to four times more successful in preventing re-offending than automatic release at the end of a sentence.
Authors: Nathan O'Brien and Lyndon Rogers.