Source: (2006) In, Report on the 2006 COnference — ‘Beyond Retribution.’ Aukland, NZ: Prison Fellowship New Zealand. pp.17-22.
At the start of this conference you heard my colleague Corrections Minister Damien Oâ€™Connor
talk about the challenges facing the prison system. He spoke about some of our initiatives to
help inmates successfully re-integrate into society upon their release. He also spoke of the
Governmentâ€™s commitment to look at alternatives to prison.
I want to talk to you about how these approaches â€“ and the ideas and initiatives that you have
discussed over the past two-and-a-half days â€“ fit into this Labour-led Governmentâ€™s broader
vision for justice in New Zealand. (excerpt)
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