Posts Tagged ‘Ex-prisoners’

Setting prisoners up for failure

Thursday, July 27th, 2023

They’ve done their time, paid for their crime and then they come out and they do another sentence. It’s called a silent sentence.” Tui Ah Loo is talking about the difficulties people face when they’re released from prison. “It is the sentence of judgement, stigma and bias.” As te tumu whakarae or chief executive of Read more

Neighbours angry at church plans to house ex-prisoners in suburban Otaki

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

A plan to rehabilitate ex-prisoners in a church house in Otaki has angered neighbours, some of whom have gone as far as threatening to torch buildings. Te Whare O Te Redeemed Fellowship has gained the lease for a building in suburban Waerenga Rd, near a kindergarten and a retirement village, and is planning to make Read more