Posts Tagged ‘Reoffending’

College students and inmates form business enterprise Comments 0

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

A unique enterprise is bringing students from two very different schools together. Five youth prisoners at Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison are working with boys from St John’s College, Hastings, to complete Level 4 qualifications, and in doing so, have established a company. For the last six months, the students from St John’s have made regular Read more

NZ’s Prison population has trebled since 1985 Comments 0

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Despite crime rates falling overall, the prison population in New Zealand has tripled since 1985 and is likely to reach a record 10,000 people next year. Corrections is also unlikely to meet its composite target of reducing reoffending by 25 per cent by 2017. Post-prison reoffending rates have barely changed in the past 10 years. Read more