Something is ‘Not Right’ at Corrections says NZ First
Corrections minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is under the pump with New Zealand First calling for an inquiry into his department’s processes.
NZ First’s Corrections Spokesperson Mahesh Bindra called out Peseta saying “The Minister needs to front up and organise an inquiry to prove he cares about the safety of the New Zealand community.”
The call for an inquiry is due to latest revelations that a Probation Officer’s report was tampered with.
“We have yet another offender absconding, this time because vital information was taken out of a Probation Officer’s report before it was provided to the Parole Board – without the consent of the author.
“The Parole Board made its decision based on only some of the information which has clearly put the community at risk – this is not right.
“New Zealanders are only finding out about these problems when someone has the courage to speak up, which poses a potential risk to victims and the general public.
“Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga can’t stay silent now that there is more evidence of things going wrong.
“We can’t have victims or the general public being put at risk because due process is not followed by those we trust to keep New Zealanders safe,” says Mr Bindra.