Supplementary Request - Transgender Prisoners

Lance O'Riley made this Official Information request to Department of Corrections

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From: Lance O'Riley

Dear Department of Corrections,

This request is a followup to my previous request made on July 12 regarding offences committed by transgender prisoners and serves as clarification of part of the request which was declined.

The first part of the question was were declined are as follows.

(1) A list of all convictions which relate to or contribute to their current period of incarceration.

This part of the question can be provided as a total sum of all offences for all offenders, as such there is no reason to decline due to possible privacy issues, please provide a response to this question at the soonest possible time.

The second part which was declined was

(2) A list of all previous convictions for each person

This part can be answered in a similar format, where a total sum is given rather than a specific need to break this down by offender, again this means that privacy of offenders is not an issue. For this part of the question please (if possible) show only crimes which have been committed previously and do not contribute to a current period of incarceration.

(3) Please also provide information regarding if the two people currently incarcerated for drugs offences are convicted for either supply or possession.

Yours faithfully,

Lance O'Riley

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Hello Lance,


Thank you for your email of 12 August 2019 requesting various information
related to offences committed by transgender prisoners.


Please be advised your request has been received, and will be considered
under the Official Information Act 1982.


Kind regards,

Ministerial Services

Department of Corrections, Ara Poutama Aotearoa

a: National Office, Mayfair House, 44 - 52 The Terrace, Wellington, 6011

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