A new $300m high-security prison in Auckland offers serious offenders holistic and therapeutic programs

New Zealand’s most violent and disturbed inmates will soon be able to walk on real grass, take sun baths and practice yoga in their cells as the country opens its first “humane” prison for maximum-security offenders.

The new NZ$300m prison has just been completed on the outskirts of Auckland and when it opens will be the only specialist facility for maximum and high-security male prisoners in the country. The prison has been designed to operate as a “defacto mental health unit” as the number of mentally-ill incarcerated men continues to soar.

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