Prison security and maintenance improved
$10.7 million will be spent this year to strengthen prison
perimeter security and $24 million over the next three years
to bring prisons up to statutory health and safety
standards, Corrections Minister Matt Robson said.
Corrections Department takes a no-tolerance stance to drug
use in New Zealand prisons as part of the government's
commitment to building safer communities.
fences at Rimutaka, Hawke's Bay, Wanganui and Invercargill
prisons will make it much harder to get illegal drugs onto
these sites and will provide a further barrier against
Matt Robson said the increase in the prison
muster over recent years meant maintenance had lagged
behind, putting a strain on some prisons.
“The bulk of the
maintenance funding will be spent at Wanganui, Auckland,
Manawatu and Christchurch Women’s prisons. But a
considerable amount of upgrading and refurbishment at other
institutions will also be possible,” said Matt Robson.
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