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Have your say on changes to the Corrections Act

Have your say on changes to the Corrections Act

This Bill includes a suite of amendments to the Corrections Act 2004.

The main aims of this bill are to:
• improve the ability of the Department of Corrections (the department) to safely and humanely manage prisoners:
• improve prisoner discipline and safety:
• ensure the fair treatment of prisoners.
Overall, the Act and the regulations continue to provide a sound legislative framework for the corrections system. However, some areas need modernisation or greater clarity.

Parliament’s Justice Committee will now be considering the bill. Committee chairperson Raymond Huo encourages those with views on the legislation to share these with the committee.

“We look forward to hearing the views of New Zealanders on this bill so that we can make well-informed decisions about what changes, if any, are necessary to be made to it.”

Tell the Justice Committee what you think about these bills
Send your submission on either of the bills by midnight on 17 May 2018 using the link below.
Corrections Amendment Bill

For more details about the bill:
• Read the full content of the bill
Corrections Amendment Bill
• Get more details about the bill
Corrections Amendment Bill

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