Policy and legislation

Key Corrections’ policies including the Prison Operations Manual along with relevant legislation and regulatory impact statements.
  • 01 June 2013

    Parole Act

    The Parole Act 2002 specifies how and when offenders are released from prison.

  • 01 June 2013

    Sentencing Act

    This Act sets out the major purposes and principles of sentencing to guide Judges in the exercise of their discretion to sentence offenders.

  • 18 September 2012

    Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill

    View Source The Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill establishes a new civil detention regime with a new court order to be called a Public Protection Order with secure residences located in prison precincts.

  • 14 October 2011

    Administration of Community Sentences and Orders Bill 2011

    This Bill contains nearly 50 legislative amendments to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Corrections system.

  • 09 June 2011

    Use of Court Cells for Over-flow Prisoners

    Measures are being taken to address prison population pressures, including approval for extended double-bunking at five prisons. However, there is uncertainty about the ability to access the additional double-bunked capacity.

  • 11 May 2015

    Instrument of Designation - View Instrument of Designation PDF 20.4 KB

    Designation of Auckland South Corrections Facility as a prison in which the prison placement system will operate.

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