I thought prison was meant to rehabilitate not train

Rehabilitation programme ‘increased reoffending’ – National News – Dominion Post

The Dominion Post reports on a Corrections Department programme designed to rehabilitate prisoners that in fact increased their graduates re-offending.
[quote]It could not be confirmed last night how many offenders went through the programme. The results were for all the 100-hour programmes delivered to offenders in prison and in the community, and also the structured individual programmes delivered to offenders in the community.

“When all 100-hour programmes are combined, the negative effect is statistically significant,” the memo said.

It said the results were worse for young offenders (under 20 years) and for those with a very high risk of reoffending. The paper noted there was “currently no alternative criminogenic programme for young offenders in the community”.[/quote]

Once again Corrections is in the news for all the wrong reasons.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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