The drug treatment unit at Otago Corrections Facility marked
its 50th graduation yesterday.
Five hundred and thirty-six prisoners have graduated from the
drug and alcohol rehabilitation programme since it started in
One of the 10 prisoners graduating yesterday said ''the
course changes the way you think around your addiction and
makes it clear that with help you can become a better person
Prison manager Jack Harrison said ''this is a significant
milestone for Corrections, the prisoners graduating and for
''By tackling drug and alcohol abuse, we're giving people a
shot at a better life and, in turn, we're giving the people
of New Zealand a better community to live in.''