Time and money will be saved when Otago Corrections Facility
prisoners can be dealt with in the Dunedin District Court
without leaving jail.
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.
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.
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.
The health centre at Milburn's prison has joined other
primary health care practices in the country in meeting the
standards set for New Zealand general practice.
An Otago Corrections Facility prisoner died in Dunedin
Hospital on Wednesday night.
A national trial testing the use of pepper spray in prisons
has ended, with the spray used once last year, at the Otago
Corrections Facility at Milburn to subdue an out-of-control
Prisoners narking on each other at Otago Corrections Facility
may be behind a spike in calls to an anonymous tip-off line.
A power outage which cut television and heating for some
prisoners sparked a seven-hour protest and resulted in the
Otago Corrections Facility being locked down on Saturday.
Corrections staff around the country said goodbye to the '70s
by donning new blue uniforms this week.
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