Policy and legislation
Corrections has proactively shared the Terms of Reference for the two separate inquiries into the Waikeria Prison incident which started 29 December 2020.
The purpose of the Prisons Operations Manual is to provide instructions to Prison employees on the day-to-day activities relating to managing a prison.
23 May 2017
This Custodial Procedure Manual contains the How to of the “core” duties of corrections officers. The purpose of this manual is to have it as an easy reference for all staff, with the intention that it is used as a parameter to ensure we are consistently performing our basic duties to a high standard.
22 October 2019
On this page you’ll find documents that have been published under the Government’s policy requiring Ministers to proactively release Cabinet papers and related material.
16 October 2019
Regulatory Impact Assessment Strengthening Powers to Withhold Mail - View Regulatory Impact Assessment Strengthening Powers to Withhold Mail PDF 488.3 KB
Corrections has a range of powers to withhold mail sent to and from prisoners under section 108 of the Act. Recent events have raised questions about whether these are sufficient to address concerns about the distribution of material that seeks to incite or promote hostility against particular groups in society.
16 October 2019
Regulatory Impact Analysis Corrections Amendment Bill 2018 - View Regulatory Impact Analysis Corrections Amendment Bill 2018 PDF 650.6 KB
The proposed provisions relate to the safe and humane management of prisoners, prisoner discipline and prison safety, and the fair treatment of persons.
31 August 2018
People who volunteer at Corrections directly contribute rehabilitation and reintegration of people who offend and are also an important link to influence public opinion on the restorative role of rehabilitation.
20 March 2018
Regulatory Impact Statement: Corrections Amendment Bill 2018 - View Regulatory Impact Statement: Corrections Amendment Bill 2018 PDF 4.9 MB
The Corrections Amendment Bill 2018 includes a suite of amendments to the Corrections Act 2004 designed to improve the ability of the Department of Corrections to safely and humanely manage prisoners; improve prisoner discipline and safety; and ensure the fair treatment of prisoners.
17 August 2017
The Corrections Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2017 make changes to a range of areas in order to improve the safety, management, and operation of the Corrections legislative system.
01 June 2017
Regulatory Impact Statement: Corrections Amendment Regulations 2017 - View Regulatory Impact Statement: Corrections Amendment Regulations 2017 PDF 90.4 KB
This Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) provides an analysis of options to enhance the legislative framework of the corrections system. In particular, it reviews options for amendments to Corrections Regulations 2005 (Regulations).
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