15 June 2020
Brett Paton [FYI request #12854 email]
Tēnā koe Mr Paton
Thank you for your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request of 16 May 2020,
requesting information about assaults in prison during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Corrections needs to extend the timeframe of our response to your request by
20 working days, pursuant to section 15A(1)(b) of the OIA, as consultations
necessary to make a decision on the request are such that a proper response to
the request cannot reasonably be made within the original time limit. Therefore,
you can expect to receive a response to your request by 13 July 2020. If you no
longer require this information please let us know as soon as possible.
Please be advised that should you have any concerns regarding this extension
you have the right to ask an Ombudsman to investigate our decision to extend
the timeframe. Contact details are: Office of the Ombudsman, PO Box 10152,
Manager Ministerial Services