Otago Corrections Facility

Gobsmacked by report: detective

Gobsmacked by report: detective

A prison reform campaigner is calling for the police decision not to prosecute those charged with the care of remand prisoner Jai Davis to be reviewed after internal police emails revealed a ''significantly substandard'' report was used in the decision-making process.

Aim to reduce reoffending

Aim to reduce reoffending

The Otago Corrections Facility at Milburn opened its gates to 27 employers this week to showcase inmates' training and qualifications. Shawn McAvinue went behind the prison walls and talked to a prisoner seeking a better life on his release.

111 call after 'thump, thump' on roof

111 call after 'thump, thump' on roof

Police are unable to rule out an escaped prisoner might have been on the roof of a Milburn home yesterday.

Big rise in inmate treatment rate

Big rise in inmate treatment rate

Otago prisoners are among the rising number of inmates taking drug and alcohol treatment programmes.

Prisoners to be offered course in carpentry

Prisoners to be offered course in carpentry

Otago Corrections Facility hopes teaching its prisoners to use tools will make them less likely to turn to crime when they are released.

Prisoner costs not known

Prisoner costs not known

Corrections and police are in the dark about how much money they spend transporting Otago Corrections Facility prisoners to and from courts.

Milburn prison-court AV link

Milburn prison-court AV link

Time and money will be saved when Otago Corrections Facility prisoners can be dealt with in the Dunedin District Court without leaving jail.

Drugs, weapons seized at prison

Drugs, weapons seized at prison

Illicit drugs, pornography, home brew, gang paraphernalia and weapons are among the 854 items of contraband discovered at the Otago Corrections Facility in the past three years.

Positive change

Positive change

Five years ago the Otago Corrections Facility opened near Milton. Kim Dungey looks at what goes on behind the wall and what impact the prison has had on its nearest neighbours.

Criminals in the midst

Criminals in the midst

Selwyn Wilkinson was in full flight, telling tourists about his time inside the Otago Corrections Facility at Milburn when staff tapped on his van window.

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