Iconic rugby league coach Sir Graham Lowe is keeping busy fighting to keep Māori offenders from going back to jail - and he's seeing results that he says bring him close to tears.
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More Māori in jail than Pākehā but overall number falling
Māori are overrepresented in prisons now more than ever even though the Hōkai Rangi strategy was started three years ago, to address the disproportionate number of Māori in the justice system.
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Mother and daughters on a mission to support rangatahi offenders
Maria, Ariana and Taasha Toetoe are using their relationship and the power of tikanga Māori to help rehabilitate rangatahi at an Auckland youth justice residence.
Waitangi Tribunal calls for prisoners to get vote
The Waitangi Tribunal is calling on the Crown to give prisoners the basic civil right of participating and voting in elections. The Tribunal would like to see all prisoners enrolled before the 2020 election.
The right to vote from behind bars
An urgent inquiry into the rights of prisoners to vote is underway in Wellington. A former prisoner and now advocate recalls being in jail during the 2014 election. At the time she couldn't understand why voting privileges were taken away from New Zealand prisoners.
Urgent Tribunal hearing on prisoner voting granted
The Waitangi Tribunal has announced an urgent hearing on Māori prisoners having the right to vote. Current legislation disqualifies sentenced prisoners from participating in general elections.
Rotorua rehabilitation programme prepares for graduation this month
A rehabilitation programme aimed at high-risk offenders in Rotorua continues on despite minimal funds. Pūwhakamua is a cultural emerging 12-month program by former drug lord and inmate turned mentor Wiremu Billy Macfarlane he says the program which is largely self-funded is needed despite the lack the funds.
Driving progamme helps offenders in the BOP
The NZ Howard League for Penal Reform will now offer their driving programme for the next three years for offenders and ex-prisoners in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The programme, which helps offenders obtain a driving license, has already helped over 40 people in the Whakatāne area since the pilot programme began in September.
Driver licence help for offenders & ex-prisoners
Offenders and ex-prisoners are being given a second chance with a driving programme in the Eastern BOP aimed at helping young people off the pathway to prison and into work.