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The Chief Ombudsman is calling on the Department of Corrections to urgently introduce more rehabilitation opportunities for people held under Public Protection Orders (PPOs) to avoid the risk of breaching international human rights obligations.
Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says holding government to account is never more important than in a time of crisis.
The Chief Ombudsman says Auckland Prison’s culture remains one of containment rather than rehabilitation despite promised changes.
The Chief Ombudsman today released a report identifying another mental health unit in the Auckland region in which people are staying longer than clinically needed.
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