Nope. Apparently these things happen all the time on Corrections’ watch.
A prisoner has raped a woman while on a release to work programme, sparking a major internal probe by Corrections.
The 35-year-old has pleaded guilty at Christchurch District Court to the rape which happened in May last year.
Since the shocking incident, Corrections has “significantly strengthened” the rules around its Release to Work (RtW) programme.
The inmate, serving a two-year, eight-month sentence at Rolleston Prison for injuring with intent to injure, had a placement with a local employer from February 25 last year.
During his placements, a woman visited his unsupervised workplace to have sex with him.
But during one of the visits, they argued and the prisoner raped her in a car, according to Fairfax Media.
Ian Bourke, Corrections’ regional commissioner for southern region, said the department was contacted by police about the allegations on May 6 last year. Read more »