Prison escape incidents per region

Annabel Reid made this Official Information request to Department of Corrections

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From: Annabel Reid

Dear Department of Corrections,

I would like to know how many prisoners have escaped in the past year, and which prisons they have escaped from.

Yours faithfully,

Annabel Reid

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From: WRIGHT, Chris (WELLHO)
Department of Corrections

Hi Annabel,
                   You asked how many escapes we've had in the last year.
The answer is 10.

5 escaped while being escorted from a location to or from prison.  The
prisons are Rimutaka, Akl Women's, Waikeria, NRCF and MECF.

3 breakouts ie broke out of prison. The prisons are Waikeria and MECF.

2 absconding ie walking away from work group or something similar. Prison
is Tongariro/Rangipo.

Details of these prisons are on our website.

I hope this is of assistance to you.


Chris Wright
Senior Media Adviser
Department of Corrections
Mayfair House
44 - 52 The Terrace
PO Box 1206
[email address]
[mobile number]
(04) 460 3095

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