Christchurch Women's Prison

Below is official information.

The reality is very different as was shown in the NSW Inspector’s Report.

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Name of General Manager
Year of Establishment1974
Postal AddressPrivate Bag 4702

Christchurch Mail Centre

Christchurch 8140
Street AddressNewton Rd

Christchurch 8042
How to Get There
Phone no.(03) 345 6400
Number of Staff70
Health Care Services9 Self-Care Units

-In residential-style to let prisoners get used to living in a flatting type environment

-giving prisoners an opportunity to learn and practise the skills they will need to live independently after release
Education & Skill DevelopmentOffender training

-Horticulture and Nursery

-Offender employment



-Asset Maintenance

-Grounds Maintenance

-Kowhiritanga (‘Making Choices') rehabilitation programme
Level of SecurityMinimum to high
Availability of Activities
Contact with Outside World
Time Out of Cell
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