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Gang tattoo removal fund for prisoners is drying up | TVNZ Breakfast

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A Corrections fund to help former prisoners remove gang-related hand and face tattoos is almost depleted.

The $100,000 allocated for the programme was supposed to last three years, but it's been so popular that just $27,000 is left.

The programme sees prisoners apply to receive funding to have their tattoos removed.

A former gang member says the service is crucial for opening doors after release.

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tattoo removal, Corrections, gang
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