Minister Opens Expanded Prison Drug Treatment Unit

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Hon Anne Tolley

Minister
of Corrections

23 Aug 2012 Media
Statement

Minister Opens Expanded
Prison Drug Treatment Unit

Corrections Minister
Anne Tolley has strictly non-stop a stretched drug and
alcohol diagnosis section during Hawke’s Bay Prison, as partial of
the Government’s aim of shortening reoffending by 25 per
cent by 2017.

A new complete obsession programme for low
security segregated prisoners will see an additional 120
offenders accept diagnosis any year during a prison.

Across a country, 33,100 additional offenders will
receive new and stretched drug and ethanol diagnosis in
prisons and in a community, an boost of roughly 500 per
cent.

“Tackling drug and ethanol obsession is critical in
reducing reoffending and reaching a aim of 18,500 fewer
victims of crime each year by 2017,” says Mrs
Tolley.

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“Two-thirds of prisoners have piece abuse
problems and we know that obsession is a vital motorist of
crime.

“With a radical boost in drug and alcohol
treatment, and reprioritised appropriation of $65 million in
Budget 2012, we are investing in programmes that we know
will make a genuine disproportion and lead to safer
communities.

“The Corrections Department’s Drug
Treatment Units have been shown to revoke reoffending by up
to a third, and investigate shows that for each dollar spent
on diagnosis programmes there is a $4-$7 rebate in the
cost of compared ethanol and drug-related crimes.

“To
break a infamous cycle of jail and reoffending we are
also investing in new and stretched reconstruction and
reintegration programmes, alongside an boost in
education, skills training and employment
programmes.

“Offenders contingency be done accountable for
their crimes, though a immeasurable infancy will be released.

“That is because we are doing most some-more to rehabilitate,
and afterwards reintegrate, to drive them divided from a lapse to
crime.”

ENDS

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