Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility (ARWCF) is in Manukau, south of Auckland. It was the first purpose-built women’s prison in North Island.
(09) 250 9400
Private Bag 76908
South Auckland Mail Centre
20 Hautu Dr
Manukau City 2104
Prisoner capacity: 456
Security classification: Minimum to maximum security women
Year established: 2006
Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility is enclosed by a highly secure fence and the prison has surveillance equipment and lighting around the perimeter.
All visitors and staff must pass through one point of entry with scanners. Everyone may be searched by staff or a drug dog and their belongings or vehicles may be searched as well.
Inside the prison there are electronic security devices and cameras, closed circuit TV and cell phone jammers.
Getting prisoners to live offence-free lives once released is a key part of Corrections work. To help achieve this all prisons run a range of programmes for offenders that fall into four categories:
More information on programmes for offenders run by Corrections.
Every prison has a range of industries that create work environments that match those in the community as closely as possible and give prisoners training and experience that will improve their chances of employment when released. Nearly half of offenders were not in paid work before going to prison and research has shown that prisoners who find work once released are less likely to re-offend.
Auckland Region Women's Correction Facility fact sheet (PDF 42.7 KB)
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