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The New Zealand Parole Board puts public safety at the forefront of every decision it makes about prisoners.

Parole is the managed release of a prisoner, subject to conditions set by the Board.

Compliance is closely monitored by Community Corrections, and the Board can recall a person to prison if their conditions aren't met.

The Board also considers applications for compassionate release, and sets release conditions for those nearing the end of their sentence so their community reintegration can be effectively managed.

Public safety is the Board's paramount consideration when making decisions about or in any way relating to the release of a person.


Year in review: a total of 7,739 hearings were held for 4,711 offenders in the last reporting year. Read more in the New Zealand Parole Board's latest Annual Report | PDF (1.2MB)

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Contact Us

To find out information about the Board, or communicate with the administrators, please contact:

New Zealand Parole Board
PO Box 939
Tel: 0800 PAROLE - 0800 727 653
Tel: 04-495-8400