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Visit the Department of Corrections' Heritage Centre and explore the history of corrections in New Zealand. Learn about Corrections today, with multi-media displays showcasing our modern facilities and Corrections' focus on reducing re-offending. 

  • Enter a replica cell and imagine what it was like living in such cramped conditions.
  • See some of the intriguing contraband finds, such as makeshift tattooing equipment, weapons and listening devices.
  • View a display of corrections officer and prisoner uniforms through the decades.
  • Watch the offender journey from arrest to court, through prison and release.
  • Imagine if you would have been able to move around with an old ball and chain.

A special exhibit looks at Corrections' involvement in World War One. This exhibit is part of the commemorations around the hundred year anniversary of World War One

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