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From: Caleb Lane

Dear Department of Corrections,

How dose an inmate over turn bad file notes, such as false allegations, or such impossible incidents? Including,

- Bad file notes by staff members that have been found guilty of miss treatment of inmates?

- Staff that have been fired after making such file notes?

- Incidents that aren’t classified as been “wrong” under law, or P.O.M? Such as, scrubbing cell floors, not saying goodnight to staff when they have said goodnight, masturbation.

- Incidents which aren’t humanly possible? E.g if another inmate was involved in a situation/incident which you weren’t a part of, but you had been classed as an associate of that inmate, can you be bad file noted along with that inmate?

- Why are female staff able to see/watch male inmates showering, and able to file note when the inmates make a stand toward this? Female staff shouldn’t be working in these environments let alone seeing inmates naked, this is hugely disrespectful culturally.

Yours faithfully,
Moka Harris

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Kia ora,

 

Thank you for your email of 11 February 2020 requesting information
relating to how a prisoner may overturn bad file notes, such as false
allegations.

 

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

 

Nga mihi,

Ministerial Services

Department of Corrections, Ara Poutama Aotearoa

a: National Office, Freyberg Building, 20 Aitken Street, Wellington, 6011

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