Tonight, Campbell Live goes inside a prison. In the two decades from 1992, New Zealand's prison population has doubled.
Tobacco won't be permitted on prison grounds to strengthen the ban on smoking inside prisons, Corrections Minister Anne Tolley says.
Venezuelan authorities on Sunday finished evacuating inmates from a prison where 61 were reported killed.
A leading criminologist says New Zealand jail cells should be more like Finland's – equipped with televisions and coffee machines.
An international panel headed by former police commissioner Howard Broad has been appointed to advise how to improve the safety of prison staff.
The Corrections Association claims three prison guards have been hurt in attacks by prisoners this weekend.
There are renewed calls for the Government to let prison officers carry pepper spray after another attack on a guard.
Prisoners desperate for a smoke soak tea leaves in nicotine from their quitting patches and light them with power sockets.
3 News can reveal there's been another attack on a prison guard.
A former inmate says there needs to be a major overhaul of the prison system to curb violence behind bars.
Labour is demanding the release of the contract the government has signed for the construction and running of the new prison at Wiri.
Private company Serco is improving its running of Auckland's Mt Eden Prison.
The new Wiri Prison will bring capacity to 10,800 in 2015 and the prison population forecast is 8300 by 2016, the Green Party says.
The country's newest prison will be built by Fletcher Construction, operated by Serco and maintained by Spotless under a new public-private partnership deal.
A lawyer representing Auckland Prison has rejected suggestions that banning inmates from smoking is unlawful or unfair.
A standoff at the country's maximum security prison continues tonight after two inmates managed to get into a disused watchtower at Paremoremo this morning, sparking a major lockdown.
New Zealand is soon going to have a lot more prison beds than prisoners, the Greens say.
Proposed changes to prisons may breach United Nations' guidelines on treating prisoners, the Human Rights Commission says.
The Government's promised a massive drop in crime – 25 percent less re-offending over the next five years.
The Government aims to reduce reoffending by 25 percent with a raft of budget initiatives.
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