The Prison Service has the responsibility:

  • for ensuring that those sentenced to imprisonment are securely contained
  • for providing rehabilitation opportunities to reduce re-offending rate

For the rehabilitation programs the Prison has:

Work release program for low-risk inmates who are rewarded for good behaviour

  • Art and craft program
  • Various "one off" programs that have the participation of the Ministry of Education and the National Human Resources Development (NHRD)

Religious, non-government agencies and private individuals are encouraged to visit inmates to conduct training and other activities.


Visiting Hours

For a remanded inmate, the visiting hours are from 9:00am - 11:00am Monday - Friday.

For a sentenced inmate, the visiting hours are 12:00pm - 2:30pm on Sunday only.


Samples from the Craft shop


Products like these are for sale at:

Arorangi Prison, Rarotonga (682 - 29457),
Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 3:00pm