Who we are
Corrections is one of the largest government departments in New Zealand, employing around 10,000 staff, the majority of whom work with offenders in one of our 18 prisons or 151 Community Corrections sites across New Zealand.
Every day Corrections works with a variety of groups and agencies to protect the public and ensure that offenders receive the help they need to turn their lives around. Our 2,000 registered volunteers are invaluable in our work to reduce re-offending.
Corrections was formed in 1995 on the principles of rehabilitation and public safety - which remain at the core of what we do.Learn more about Our story
Our place in the justice sector
Corrections is part of the government's justice sector alongside other core organisations.Learn more about Our place in the justice sector
Corrections structure and Executive Leadership Team bios.Learn more about Our structure
Our privacy and transparency commitment
Corrections obtains personal information to help meet our legal functions to improve public safety and reduce re-offending.Learn more about Our privacy and transparency commitment
Office of the Inspectorate
Corrections has a team of independent inspectors who check on the fair, safe, secure and humane treatment of prisoners and people detained within the Corrections system.Learn more about Office of the Inspectorate