Otago Corrections Facility

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.

Health centre accredited

Health centre accredited

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.

Otago inmate dies in hospital

An Otago Corrections Facility prisoner died in Dunedin Hospital on Wednesday night.

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