Policy and legislation

Key Corrections’ policies including the Prison Operations Manual along with relevant legislation and regulatory impact statements.
  • 01 June 2013

    Corrections Act 2004

    This Act establishes New Zealand's corrections system - which Corrections is responsible for administering.

  • 01 June 2013

    Corrections Amendment Act

    The Corrections Amendment Act 2013 was passed to remove legislative barriers to the better management of prisoners.

  • 01 June 2013

    Corrections Regulations

    The Corrections Regulations 2005 provide detailed rules to ensure the good management of the corrections system and safe custody of prisoners.

  • 01 June 2013

    Overview of key legislation

    Four main pieces of legislation govern the work of the Department of Corrections. These are the Corrections Act 2004, Parole Act 2002, Sentencing Act 2002 and Bail Act 2000.

  • 01 June 2013

    Parole Act

    The Parole Act 2002 specifies how and when offenders are released from prison.

  • 01 June 2013

    Sentencing Act

    This Act sets out the major purposes and principles of sentencing to guide Judges in the exercise of their discretion to sentence offenders.

  • 18 September 2012

    Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill

    View Source The Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill establishes a new civil detention regime with a new court order to be called a Public Protection Order with secure residences located in prison precincts.

  • 14 October 2011

    Administration of Community Sentences and Orders Bill 2011

    This Bill contains nearly 50 legislative amendments to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Corrections system.

  • 09 June 2011

    Use of Court Cells for Over-flow Prisoners

    Measures are being taken to address prison population pressures, including approval for extended double-bunking at five prisons. However, there is uncertainty about the ability to access the additional double-bunked capacity.

  • 01 July 2001

    Inmate Employment Policy - View Inmate Employment Policy PDF 381.4 KB

    Inmate Employment Strategic Document.

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