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    Time to abolish prisons- Moana Jackson

    Māori Law academic Moana Jackson is calling for the abolition of prisons in NZ and says Ngāti Kahungunu would set up their own system to deal with tribal members that commit crime. Jackson presented his evidence at an urgent hearing before the Waitangi Tribunal over the alleged failure by the government to address the high Māori prison population.

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    Māori academic criticises prison policy at urgent hearing

    A Māori academic has called past government policies racist and a contributing factor to the high population of Māori in prisons.  Dr Rawiri Waretini-Karena presented evidence in an urgent hearing to the Waitangi Tribunal addressing the Crown's failure to reduce the Māori prison population. 

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    Turia calls Collins ignorant

    Dame Tariana Turia has hit out at the decision by the Department of Corrections to stand down a volunteer with alleged gang connections. 58-year old Ngapari Nui had worked as a kaiwhakamana supporting Māori in prisons.

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    Gangs in prison- Native Affairs Investigation

    The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) is calling for an investigation into whether active gang members are visiting prisoners inside New Zealand’s Corrections Facilities.  Scott Guthrie from the SST told Maori Television’s Native Affairs reporter, Oriini Tipene-Leach, that the Department of Corrections had initially denied that gangs had access to prisoners.  But Mr Guthrie said he now has irrefutable evidence to show otherwise. 

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    Driving lessons for offenders

    With more than 10,000 offenders getting a community work sentence for driving offences, the Department of Corrections sees helping them to get their license as the key to significantly reduce re-offending, and that's exactly what is happening in Hawke's Bay.

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    Native Affairs- A seed of doubt

    Denis Luke has spent twenty years in prison for killing police witness Christopher Crean. But Luke's family doesn't believe he took any part in the killing and they have the support of the Sensible Sentencing Trust.

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    Yoga in Prisons to help inmates rehabilitate

    The inmates at Auckland Women's Regional Corrections Facility are uniting body, mind and soul as part of their rehabilitation through the Yoga in Prisons programme. The inmates say the classes are enjoyable and they value the calm it brings to what can sometimes be a very tense place.

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    Refurbished cells prompt positive attitudes

    Counties Manukau Police Station have spruced up nine of 40 holding cells in an effort to brighten up what can sometimes be a very dark place. Police hope the cells encourage people to reflect on their actions, in an environment that shows someone cares about them. 

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    Deportee weary of possible jail time

    A former detainee of an Australian detention facility is scared for his future as Australian authorities look to extradite deportees involved in riots on Christmas Island. Te Kāea spoke to Peina Clarke who was at the facility during the riots.

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    Northland prisoners' art exhibition to open at Mairangi Arts Centre

    Over 70 top-quality artworks created by Northland Region Corrections Facility (NRCF) prisoners will be on display at Mairangi Arts Centre in Auckland during the InsideOut 7 art exhibition.

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