Managing returning offenders

The Government has enacted the Returning Offenders (Management and Information) Act 2015. 

The Act ensures that offenders who arrive in New Zealand shortly after being released from prison in an overseas country will be subject to the same sort of oversight as offenders who served a similar prison sentence here.

Returning Offenders (Management and Information) Act 2015 (external link)

Several background briefings are also available:

12 February 2015 briefing paper:
Deportation of offenders to New Zealand after serving a prison sentence overseas [PDF, 240 KB]

15 May 2015 briefing paper: 
Supervision of offenders deported to New Zealand after serving a prison sentence overseas [PDF, 258 KB]

15 June 2015 paper to Minister of Justice: 
Supervision Regime for Deported Offenders [PDF, 79 KB]

17 June 2015 paper to Minister of Justice: 
Outline of supervision regime for offenders deported to New Zealand after serving a prison sentence in another jurisdiction [PDF, 79 KB]

11 September 2015 paper to Minister of Justice: 
Further considerations for the supervision regime for returning prisoners [PDF, 189 KB]

Cabinet Social Policy Committee paper: 
Management of offenders returning to New Zealand [PDF, 204 KB]

Regulatory Impact Statement: 
Management of offenders returning to New Zealand [PDF, 287 KB]

Cabinet Minute: 
Management of offenders returning to New Zealand [PDF, 907 KB]

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