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Report on follow-up inspection of Christchurch Women's Prison

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Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today published his report on an unannounced follow-up inspection at Christchurch Women's Prison, noting that five of the seven original recommendations have been fully or partially achieved. 

The inspection was undertaken under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, which puts international obligations on New Zealand to ensure people held in detention are treated humanely and with decency and dignity.

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