A listing for a librarian job at Auckland Prison has been accused of being degrading to the prison population.
Twitter user dimsie posted a screenshot of the listing, which said "You will engage with a myriad of "customers" by providing a professional service."
The use of quotation marks drew criticism for potentially degrading inmates by implying library users in the prison were not truly customers.
A corrections spokesperson told Newshub the use of quotation marks was an "unfortunate error that was not picked up in the proofing process."
They said they apologised for any offence caused by the phrasing of the listing, which has now been changed.