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Gang member found working in a prison

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 4/07/2016

A gang member has been discovered working in a prison and an inquiry has been ordered, it has been reported.

One News reports the Black Power member was given permission by the Corrections Department to voluntarily work in Whanganui Prison teaching wellness and wellbeing to Maori inmates.

Corrections Minister Judith Collins wasn't notified until the network raised questions.

Now she wants a review of all prisons.

"I spoke very firmly with the chief executive on Thursday when this matter was raised with me and he is undertaking a review of other prisons as well," she said.

"I have no tolerance when it comes to members of gangs being involved in our prisons, other than try to get people away from gangs."

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