Christchurch Men's Prison Inspection Report 2018

This is one in a series of public reports on scheduled inspections of New Zealand prisons.

The inspections are intended to provide a ‘window into prisons’, giving early warning of emerging risks and challenges, and highlighting areas of innovation and good practice that other prisons
might wish to follow.

Inspections are carried out against a set of healthy prison standards derived from United Nations guidelines for the treatment of people in detention. Prison performance is assessed under four principles:

  • Safety: Prisoners are held safely.
  • Respect: Prisoners are treated with respect for human dignity.
  • Rehabilitation: Prisoners are able, and expect, to engage in activity that is likely to benefit them.
  • Reintegration: Prisoners are prepared for release into the community, and helped to reduce their likelihood of re-offending.