Report on an unannounced follow-up inspection of Arohata Prison
On 16 May 2017, Inspectors Emma Roebuck and Sue Silva (to whom I have delegated authority to carry out visits of places of detention under COTA) visited Arohata Prison (the Prison) to follow up on recommendations made in a previous OPCAT report (November 2015). Prior to the visit Inspectors wrote to the Prison Director to request an update on the implementation of the 2015 recommendations.
During the visit on 16 May 2017, the Inspectors visited all units and spoke with a selection of managers, staff and prisoners across the site.
Seventeen recommendations were made following the November 2015 inspection. These are detailed in the report.