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Posted December 7, 2016

The 2016 Beyond The Prison Gate Report

> Download the 2016 Beyond The Prison Gate Report (PDF, 1.33MB)

> Download the 2016 Beyond The Prison Gate Report Summary (PDF, 1.38MB)

The latest report by The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit Beyond the Prison Gate: Reoffending and Reintegration in Aotearoa New Zealand, argues the system is failing prisoners and the public.

The report also looks at the experiences of past inmates for a first-hand look at how the system impacts those who have been released and how things might be improved.  

Instead the report recommends reducing spending on custodial prison sentences and moving investment to programmes that will reduce crime and support reintegration for the around 15,000 people released from prison in New Zealand each year.  

Recommendations include better access to accommodation and health services, private-public partnerships to provide employment, and mentors.