News | Politics
4 Aug 2020 20:33
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Politics

    New rules for inmates' mail are expected to take into account the danger of social media

    New rules for inmates' mail are expected to take into account the danger of social media


    Changes to the Corrections Amendment Bill are designed to counter radicalisation or discrimination in prisoners' mail - and the bill is expected to pass its third reading tomorrow.

    The changes follow a review into whether the law was fit for purpose after Corrections failed to vet the mail sent from the accused Christchurch gunman.

    New Zealand Howard League for Penal Reform CEO Mike Williams says its unfortunate the current system has been exploited.

    He says the rules were in place before social media rose to such prominence, and there's probably a lack of training for Corrections staff.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


     Other Politics News
     04 Aug: UK diners treated to half-price meals ahead of feared second coronavirus wave
     04 Aug: Calls for New Zealanders to be proactive and read up before making their decision on the cannabis referendum
     04 Aug: Academics are warning penalties in the cannabis referendum bill could have an outsize impact on underage Maori
     04 Aug: The Mayor of Kapiti Coast's calling for more details from National's transport plan
     03 Aug: More than 100-million-dollars is being invested into protecting six regions against climate change
     03 Aug: The Government's funding an upgrade at the Chatham Islands airport runway, so larger aircraft can land
     03 Aug: Hopes for better mental health support for teachers and principals
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    A big week ahead for two young Chiefs props More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    UK diners treated to half-price meals ahead of feared second coronavirus wave More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Julianne Moore wants to see “real representation” for marginalised groups in Hollywood 20:14

    Entertainment:
    Katie Price has decided to stay in Turkey to see out the rest of her holiday, despite breaking both her feet 19:44

    Entertainment:
    Brian McKnight has seemingly confirmed Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have welcomed their second child 19:14

    International:
    What Melbourne's stage 4 coronavirus restrictions mean for work, shopping, haircuts, childcare and exercise 19:07

    Rugby League:
    Chanel Harris-Tavita has been called into the Warriors halves for Friday's NRL match against the Sea Eagles 18:57

    Entertainment:
    Dame Barbara Windsor has been moved into a care home amid her battle with dementia 18:44

    Accident and Emergency:
    A body has been found in the Whanganui River 18:37

    International:
    SOS message on Micronesian beach saves three stranded men after being spotted by Australian authorities 18:27

    Entertainment:
    Regis Philbin has been laid to rest 18:14

    Law and Order:
    Two people have been charged with murder in relation to the death a Southland man - reportedly found buried in the woods 18:07


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd