Prisons seem an unlikely source of outstanding university students, but it is. What’s more, those who have done such study are much less likely to reoffend when they get out.
Training restaurants housed inside prison walls and staffed by inmates are reducing recidivism rates and winning praise from diners overseas. Should we try them in New Zealand?
The effective response to crime has always been a matter of debate. But evidence is mounting in favour of treatment and support, rather than punishment.
Governments must think very carefully before sacrificing the very human rights that give the state its identity and democracy.