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MP bets a night in jail on cost of prison

MP bets a night in jail on cost of prison
Wellington, July 13 NZPA - A Green Party MP says he will spend a night in jail if the Government can build a private prison at Wiri in south Auckland for $300 million.

Minister "macho" over prisoner smoking ban

Minister "macho" over prisoner smoking ban
By Maggie Tait and Laura McQuillan of NZPA Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Changes to ban smoking in prisons do not need to be so sudden, Labour leader Phil Goff says, as concerns are raised the move will increase violence behind bars.

Govt butting out smoking in jails

Govt butting out smoking in jails
By Maggie Tait and Laura McQuillam of NZPA Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Former prison manager Celia Lashlie is backing prison staff union the Corrections Association over its concerns banning smoking will see more violence in jails.

Govt plays down impact of prison smoking ban

Govt plays down impact of prison smoking ban
Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Prisoners don't like being in jail anyway and banning smoking isn't likely to have a huge impact on their behaviour, Prime Minister John Key says.

No smoking for prisoners in a year's time

No smoking for prisoners in a year's time
Wellington, June 28 NZPA - Prisoners will have a year to adjust to not being able to smoke in jail but after that new inmates will have to go cold turkey.

Programmes needed to help prisoners quit

Wellington, June 28 NZPA - A comprehensive cessation programme must be available to prisoners if smoking is banned in jails, the Rethinking Crime and Punishment group says.

Union says jobs at risk under prison privatisation

Union says jobs at risk under prison privatisation
Wellington, May 11 NZPA - The prison officers' union says 450 Corrections officer jobs are at risk because of a government decision to allow two existing prisons to be privately managed.

Prison Staff Protest Privatisation Move

Prison Staff Protest Privatisation Move
Wellington, Feb 9 NZPA - Prison guards who don't want to work in private jails won't have to, Corrections Minister Judith Collins says. A burgeoning prison population meant prison guards would be in demand, she told reporters today following a protest this morning.

Private Prison Opposers Launch Vocal Protest

Wellington, Feb 9 NZPA - Opposition MPs supported a small but vocal protest today outside Parliament, with the Public Service (PSA) and Corrections associations warning of backlashes if the Government privatises prisons.

Union Loses Challenge Over Double-Bunking

Union Loses Challenge Over Double-Bunking
Wellington, Dec 18 NZPA - The Corrections Association has lost a court challenge over extended double-bunking in prisons.

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