Corrections

Would you eat the soup?

prison-kitchen-in-alcatraz

David Fisher is having to pull Easter Duty as part of his own rehabilitation, and is digging deep into the foibles of … catering.

Female inmates will be cooking food and serving staff at New Zealand’s busiest court in a plan being worked on by justice and prison bosses.

The prisoners, from Auckland Women’s Prison, would be paid 20c to 60c an hour to work in the Auckland District Court canteen. Read more »

Dodgy union thug exploits members’ subs

Beven Hanlon union thug

Corrections union workers have been jamming the tip-line, upset with the nasty behaviour of their President and out of control Labour-list wannabe Beven Hanlon.

First there were his lies to media, then sunlight on his social media postings, followed by revelations of a completely inappropriate relationship with a Corrections HR staffer.

Now for the next shocking installment, and yet another splash of Whaleoil disinfectant.   Read more »

Beven Hanlon, Union Thug, Busted

My revelations about the lies and inapproriate behaviour of self-confessed “union thug” Beven Hanlon, head of the Corrections union, have led to some of his colleagues telling me some very interesting tales about this low-life. They are really pissed off with this chump.

They are also unimpressed by the wannabe Labour candidate ambitions of this “thug”.

So they are talking to me. They say Beven thinks he is untouchable.

For example, it has come to light, and been confirmed by his employers, that the CANZ union used the in-house Corrections email system to distribute literature attacking asset sales to public servants.

From Corrections:

“In September 2012 an email was circulated by a CANZ official to a number of Corrections staff regarding the citizens’ initiated referendum on asset sales. This was an inappropriate use of Department resources and as such a message was sent from Ray Smith to all staff to reinforce their responsibility to undertake all work in a politically neutral manner.”

So I asked if this was acceptable?

“No it wasn’t. The Department’s staff have an obligation to undertake their work in a politically neutral way. The Department Code of Conduct states that employees must be politically neutral in their work and able to “serve the current and future Governments of New Zealand to uphold and implement Corrections and Government policy.”

And:

“This gave rise to an extended interaction with CANZ over acceptable use of the Department’s email system, including mediation under the auspices of the Employment Relations Service. A subsequent review of the Department’s standards for email access has restricted the use of group emails generally, and CANZ are no longer permitted to send group emails directly to Corrections staff.”

So Beven’s union has been banned from using internal systems. About time too.

If Beven wants to stand for Labour then he can resign his post as a Corrections officer.

But not before I reveal more about this charmer.

You see, Beven the thug has been getting sloppy.

Cry babies of the week: Maximum security inmates

Kirsty Johnston has a winner on her hands when reporting on this one

Child-sex offenders are eating steak and enjoying picnics, sunbathing and playing tennis at Auckland Prison, say jealous maximum security inmates.

Corrections has confirmed residents of Te Piriti, the therapeutic unit for paedophiles, were treated to a BBQ with their families and friends last November as part of their rehabilitation programme.

The event was to assist with building social relationships and help the men’s reintegration, the department said.

Te Piriti is one of the country’s two specialist child-sex offender units, which aim to reduce re-offending. Inmates who complete the programme are around four times less likely to offend again.

However, an inmate in the notorious D Block maximum-security wing said the favourable treatment of the paedophiles – who were already unpopular with the general inmate population – had caused anger. “Since Corrections removed the vegetation around their compound, D Block prisoners have had a good view of it,” he said in an email.

D block prisoners don’t like to see paedos have a good time.   Boo  hoo.   Read more »

Why?

Apparently the new thing for prisons is to remove the concept of punishment.

Why?

The NZ Herald reports:

Inmates moving through the country’s new $300 million prison will be able to track their path to freedom.

As they get closer to the main gatehouse, they are nearing their release date.

The jail, which covers 17ha at Wiri in the southwest of Auckland, is laid out according to the prisoner’s journey.

Factors deciding where they are on the site include the seriousness of offending, length of sentence, level of risk and behaviour within the walls.

“The design mirrors your own personal journey,” says John Holyoake, transition director from private British-owned corrections operator Serco New Zealand.

“So the highest level of security is farthermost from the exit. The concept of punishment has been removed. Instead, this is about rehabilitation and reintegration.”   Read more »

An impertinent question

via The Provence

via The Provence

Will  David  Cunliffe, after  visiting  a  corrections  unit as  part  of  his  ‘job’  put  on  his  CV

‘Spent  time  in  prison’?

Don’t build that private prison….oh, wait a minute!

The left were dead against the new private prison at Wiri.

But now they are facing the facts:

Manurewa politicians have dropped their campaign against the new Wiri prison and are now trying to get as many jobs out of it as possible for unemployed South Aucklanders.

The construction of the new $270 million jail is now well under way, with 300 to 350 people working daily on the site which is next to the existing women’s prison west of Roscommon Rd.  Read more »

Another one ‘got’ by Arthur Taylor

Arthur Taylor is a dangerous career criminal who hates being locked up and hates Corrections.

From his cell he specialises in targeting young journos who love the glamour of the association with a real life bad boy.

Take today’s story in the SST.

A classic case of Taylor twisting a few facts and having his lines run by the reporter.   Read more »

A case for privatisation?

Every time a prisoner escapes or something bad happens at a private prison, Labour and their feeder unions claim this is why the government and only the government needs to be put in charge of all prisons and why outsourcing prisons is a bad idea.

Surely then this photo epitomises the failure of state-run prison?

Fire at Spring Hill prison. Photo: Fairfax

Fire at Spring Hill prison. Photo: Fairfax

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1,300 new jobs. And barely a mention

Kawerau is losing a hundred jobs. That is tough to take. But then again Kawerau has been in the thrall of the unions for years…one day all those chickens were going to come home to roost.

There have been endless MSM stories about it, mostly blaming the Government.

Yet this week the Government announced the creation of 1,300 new jobs.

I’ll repeat that. 1,300 new jobs.

Guess how many articles there have been in the MSM about that.