Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released a report after a surprise inspection of the Paremoremo facility, that claims there is a culture of containment, rather than rehabilitation.
Just how we rehabilitate prisoners is the million dollar question. By the time you get to a prison like Paremoremo, is there an ability to change?
Neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis told Kerre McIvor as a society if we punish a person they'll stay a murderer and they'll stay dangerous.
"If we heal that person and grow his brain, he's going to have empathy, a connection to other people, an ability to love and you're going to be safer in your communities."