Watch the video: Chief Inspector Janis Adair and Chief Custodial Officer Neil Beales explain why.
The Office of the Inspectorate has released its Inspection Standards which guide how prison inspections take place.
Read about our work in te reo Māori, Chinese, Fijian, Tongan and Samoan.
The Office of the Inspectorate works to ensure that all prisoners are treated in a way that is fair, safe, secure and humane.
Watch the video for more information about the Office of the Inspectorate from Chief Inspector Janis Adair.