Letter Sent By Terrorism Accused Brenton Tarrant

E.T. Pattillo made this Official Information request to Department of Corrections

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From: E.T. Pattillo

Dear Department of Corrections,

In light of recent news of a letter sent by Murder, Attempted Murder, and Terrorism Accused prisoner Brenton Tarrant from Auckland prison to a Russian based supporter that allegedly included a "call to action" and widely circulated on online forums please answer the following questions.

1. Does Corrections work with other agencies to censor letters to and from the accused? If so what agencies?
2. Do the Corrections staff that censor letters from the accused have any other interaction with him (the accused) as part of their duties?
3. How many people do Corrections employ whose duties include censoring letters from the accused?
4. Was the decision to allow the letter that has been circulated widely online to be sent made by one individual staff member or was the decision made by multiple staff members?
5. What is the total cost of censoring the mail received and sent by the accused since his imprisonment?

Ngā Mihi,

E.T. Pattillo

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