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Incarceration for Marijuana

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From: Lance O'Riley

Dear Department of Corrections,

I would like to request the following information.

(1) For each calendar year since 2000 how many people have served a sentence for possession of Marijuana.
(1,a) Of these, what was the average time served.
(1,b) Of these, what was the longest sentence length.

(2) For each calendar year since 2000 how many people have served a sentence for possession of Marijuana, where possession of Marijuana was the lead offence
(2,a) Of these, what was the average time served.
(2,b) Of these, what was the longest sentence length.

(3) For each calendar year since 2000 how many people have served a sentence for cultivation of Marijuana.
(3,a) Of these, what was the average time served.
(3,b) Of these, what was the longest sentence length.

(4) For each calendar year since 2000 how many people have served a sentence for cultivation of Marijuana, where cultivation of Marijuana was the lead offence
(4,a) Of these, what was the average time served.
(4,b) Of these, what was the longest sentence length.

(5) For each calendar year since 2000 how many people have served a sentence for sale/supply of Marijuana.
(5,a) Of these, what was the average time served.
(5,b) Of these, what was the longest sentence length.

(6) For each calendar year since 2000 how many people have served a sentence for sale/supply of Marijuana, where sale/supply of Marijuana was the lead offence
(6,a) Of these, what was the average time served.
(6,b) Of these, what was the longest sentence length.

Please include anyone on remand in these statistics but provide this as a separate figure.
Please also provide the information broken down by race/ethnicity and gender.

Yours faithfully,

Lance O'Riley

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Hello

 

Thank you for your email of 23 October 2019 requesting information
relating to incarceration for Marijuana.

 

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

 

Regards,

 

Ministerial Services

Department of Corrections, Ara Poutama Aotearoa

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

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Good morning,

Please see attached correspondence from the Department of Corrections.

Regards,

Ministerial Services
Department of Corrections, Ara Poutama Aotearoa
a: National Office, Mayfair House, 44 - 52 The Terrace, Wellington, 6011

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