Humans of our Prisons

Henare

Henare's story

I grew up in a challenging suburb, which ranks right at the top for crime, alcohol, drugs, mental health etc… I came close to a way of crime, but didn’t...

Chrissy2

Chrissy's story

I wanted a people-based job and that’s why I came to New Zealand. The prison was advertising and, to cut a long story short, I started Corrections in 2007, initially...

Simon

Simon's story

I was a normal family person, I had a wife and children, and had been married 25 years. I had teenagers at the time I got a gambling addiction.

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