Mission and Values
Providing safe and secure custody, dignity of care and rehabilitation to prisoners for safer communities.
A safer community through excellence in a prison service built on respect for human dignity.
Service: We serve the public.
Public Safety: As a key element of the criminal justice system we endeavour to make a positive contribution to public safety.
Leadership: We aspire to be positive role models and encourage others to excel.
Integrity: We act lawfully, transparently, honestly, reliably, fairly, and ethically.
Respect: We treat everyone with courtesy and respect and concern for their dignity, equality and human rights.
Principle-led: We provide the opportunity to offenders to engage in appropriate programmes and activities to improve their lives for a safer community. We apply appropriately the principles of normalisation, personal responsibility, individualisation, non-discrimination, progression and reintegration.
Collaboration: We work together, and we form effective partnerships with other agencies so that our performance benefits from a broad range of perspectives, insights and advice.
Accountability: We are responsible to ourselves and others for our actions and decisions.
Family Life & Community: We assist offenders, where appropriate, to maintain family relations and contact with the wider community.
Courage: We do what is right, even when confronted with adversity.
Excellence: We conduct ourselves with distinction.