After almost 300 assaults at Otago Corrections Facility during the past five years, it has emerged a specialist threat response team will be established at the prison within months.
Otago Corrections Facility
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.
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.
Police are unable to rule out an escaped prisoner might have been on the roof of a Milburn home yesterday.
Otago prisoners are among the rising number of inmates taking drug and alcohol treatment programmes.
Otago Corrections Facility hopes teaching its prisoners to use tools will make them less likely to turn to crime when they are released.
Corrections and police are in the dark about how much money they spend transporting Otago Corrections Facility prisoners to and from courts.
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 prisoner.
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.
Eavesdropping on prisoner phone calls has thwarted the prison drug drop plans of an Otago Corrections Facility inmate and his girlfriend.
Drugs are being shut out of the country's prisons, with prisoners recording fewer positive drug tests as the Department of Corrections clamps down on contraband.
Convicted double murderer Gresham Marsh is haunted by the fact he cannot make amends for his crimes, but would like to meet the family of his victims to show he is a changed man, an Otago contact says.