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Rimutaka Prison control room

Rimutaka Prison control room

This is the control room at Rimutaka Prison in Upper Hutt in 2008. Prison security is maintained by sophisticated electronic systems, closed-circuit television, video and microwave motion detectors and cellphone jammers. Since the opening of the maximum-security prison at Pāremoremo, Auckland, in 1969, security systems in New Zealand prisons have become more sophisticated and technically advanced.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Prisons - Prisons in a changing society, 1949–1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 October 2023)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 20 Jun 2012