A co-author of the Maori rehabilitation programme in prison says less than half of the mahi (work) is kaupapa Maori and that needs to change.
Hinewirangi Kohu-Morgan helped write the Mauri Tu Pae programme which is running in the five Maori Focus Units around the country.
She says past courses were basically Pakeha programmes with a few Maori words.
Ms Kohu-Morgan says they have managed to base about 40% of the new content on Maori values and tikanga, but that's not enough.
She says there is a power play going on with the Corrections Department about who has more authority over the rehabilitation of the Maori men.
Ms Kohu-Morgan says Maori know how to best deal with Maori and they should have more control to do so.