Source: (2006) In, Report on the 2006 COnference -- 'Beyond Retribution.' Aukland, NZ: Prison Fellowship New Zealand. pp. 29-33.

e Labour government has a vision for New Zealand. It is about all New Zealanders having the support and choices they need to be able to fulfil their potential and own a stake in the future. Corrections has a vital role to play in this vision. A well-functioning Corrections system is vital to the wellbeing of New Zealand, as it is to any democracy. Making sure that people who commit crime are held accountable helps to build a fair society, which protects the law-abiding citizen. So, how well does the New Zealand system function? Well, despite what you may read in the papers or see on TV, Corrections has a good story to tell. e department demonstrates very good results in a number of important areas – ones that would reassure the general public. (excerpt)

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