Tongariro Prison 'safe and well managed'
September 12, 2019
Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says he found little violence or anti-social behaviour at the Prison, with good relationships between prisoners and staff and substantial constructive time out of cell.
“Cultural provision across the site is well embedded”, Mr Boshier says.
“In particular, I consider the Prison a centre of excellence in terms of establishing and embedding the Department of Corrections’ Te Tokorima a Māui values of rangatira/leadership, manaaki/respect, wairua/spirituality, kaitiaki/guardianship, and whānau/relationships”.
The five-day OPCAT (Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture) inspection took place in May. The Department of Corrections has accepted 14 of the Chief Ombudsman's 17 recommendations.Back to top ↑ Back to top ↑