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Serious Fraud Office Head Defends Integrity

Serious Fraud Office Head Defends Integrity
Wellington, Fed 18 NZPA - The head of the Serious Fraud Office defended the agency's integrity today over suggestions it may be perceived to chase "celebrity" prosecutions.

Lack Of Staff Behind Failings In Probation Service Says Union

Lack Of Staff Behind Failings In Probation Service Says Union
Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - A lack of staff is one of the main reasons behind the failures identified in a damning report into the management of offenders on parole, a union representing staff says.

Maori Would Be Interested In Running Prisons, Turia Says

Maori Would Be Interested In Running Prisons, Turia Says
Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - Maori groups or iwi are likely to put in tenders for running private prisons, the Maori Party says. The Government is drafting law changes to allow private companies to once again run prisons.

Laws Being Drafted To Bring In Private Prison Managers

Laws Being Drafted To Bring In Private Prison Managers
Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - Law changes are being drafted to allow private companies to once again run prisons. The Dominion Post reported today that Corrections Minister Judith Collins had instructed officials to implement the policy that National campaigned on.

Activities Of Property Managers To Be Reviewed

Activities Of Property Managers To Be Reviewed
Wellington, Feb 13 NZPA - The Government is calling for public comment on property managers and how they should be regulated. A public consultation document was released today by Justice Minister Simon Power.

Offender Levy Bill Passes First Reading

Offender Levy Bill Passes First Reading
Wellington, Feb 12 NZPA - Convicted offenders will have to pay a $50 victims levy under a bill which passed its first reading in Parliament tonight. National announced the policy in March last year and the bill is on the Government's "first 100 days" action list.

Law Prevents `Routine' Police Use Of Restraints, Minister Says

Law Prevents `Routine' Police Use Of Restraints, Minister Says
Wellington, Feb 12 NZPA - The law prevents the routine use of restraints to hold prisoners in police vans, Police Minister Judith Collins told Parliament today. Ms Collins was again questioned by Labour MPs about recent escapes from police custody.

Collins Suggests Heads Could Roll If Prisoners Escape

Collins Suggests Heads Could Roll If Prisoners Escape
Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - New Corrections Minister Judith Collins has suggested that heads could roll at the Corrections Department if there are more prison escapes. Ms Collins talked tough in Parliament today when asked what she was doing in her new job.

Govt Brings In Bill To Strengthen Laws Against Gangs

Govt Brings In Bill To Strengthen Laws Against Gangs
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - The Government met one of its "first 100 days" promises tonight when it brought a bill to Parliament that strengthens the laws used against gangs.

Prefabricated Modular Unit Prisons Could Be In Use By Sept 2012

Prefabricated Modular Unit Prisons Could Be In Use By Sept 2012
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - Prisons built out of prefabricated modular units could be in use by September 2012, the Government said today.

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