Inspectors examine Northland Region Corrections Facility

15 May 2024

A team from the Office of the Inspectorate visited Northland Region Corrections Facility in early May to complete fieldwork for an announced prison inspection.

Speaking with staff, prisoners and a range of stakeholders on and off site is an important part of our inspection methodology, allowing our team to explore all aspects of prison life.

The visit to Northland Region Corrections Facility took place from Monday 6 May 2024 to Friday 10 May 2024.

Inspectors make their assessments with four key principles in mind to ensure that prisoners are treated in a fair, safe, secure and humane way. The principles are: safety, respect, purposeful activity and reintegration.

Inspections are guided by Inspection Standards, which describe the standards of treatment of prisoners and conditions that prisons are expected to achieve. The Inspection Standards are being revised and an updated version will be published mid 2024.

The Inspection Standards require inspectors to consider 11 areas of prison life: leadership, reception and admission, first days in custody, escorts and transfers, duty of care, health, environment, good order, purposeful activity, reintegration, and prison staff.

The prison inspection report will be published on the Inspectorate website in due course.

The Office of the Inspectorate is authorised under section 29(1)(b) of the Corrections Act 2004 to undertake inspections and visits to prisons. Inspection assessments are guided by four key principles of safety, respect, purposeful activity and reintegration.