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Auckland Prison Phone Call Pilot

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From: BAW Russell

Dear Department of Corrections,

Please provide me with all material relating to the pilot of lower cost phone calls being run at Auckland Prison, including, but not limited to: high level policy documents, ministerial briefings, assessment criteria for evaluating the pilot, progress reports, operational guidance, other guidance to prisoners and staff.
Yours faithfully,

BAW Russell

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From: Info@Corrections
Department of Corrections

Hello,

 

Thank you for contacting the Department of Corrections; this is an
automatic reply to confirm we have received your email – please do not
reply to this e mail.

 

Depending on the nature of your request you may not receive an official
response for up to 20 working days.

 

Official Information Act 1982 and Privacy Act 1993 requests received on or
after 27 November 2020 will take into account the Christmas period.

The period 25 December 2020 to 18 January 2020 inclusive is not considered
“working days”. That means any requests submitted on 27 November 2020 or
later may take a bit longer than expected for a response.

Further information can be found on the Office of the Ombudsman’s website
at  [1]https://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

 

Be assured we will endeavour to respond to you as quickly as possible.

 

If you are a friend or family member of someone in prison, you can find
some useful information [2]here.

 

If you are requesting information we are required to comply with the
Privacy Act 1993, the Official Information Act 1982 and the Victims Rights
Act 2002.

 

In most cases we are required to ask the person in prison for their
permission to release their information to you.  If you do not want the
person to know you are asking about them, please let us know as soon as
possible.

 

If you are a victim, you will find information about the Victim
Notification Register on our website [3]here.

 

If you are emailing regarding a media query, please contact
[4][email address]

 

Our website, [5]http://www.corrections.govt.nz/ provides up to date news
and information about our work, you can also follow us on [6]Facebook and
[7]Twitter.

 

Kind regards,

The Ministerial Services Team

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Kia ora,

 

Thank you for your email of 7 December 2020 requesting information
regarding all material relating to the pilot of lower cost phone calls
being run at Auckland Prison.

 

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

 

Please note that our response letter to you (with your personal details
redacted), and any enclosed documents, may be published on Corrections’
website.

 

Ngâ mihi | Kind regards,

Ministerial Services

Department of Corrections, Ara Poutama Aotearoa

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

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Good afternoon,

 

Please find attached correspondence from Corrections.

 

Kind regards,

 

Ministerial Services

Ara Poutama Aotearoa, Department of Corrections

a: Freyberg Building, 20 Aitken Street, Wellington 6011

 PO Box 1206, Wellington 6140

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Tēnā koe

 

Please find attached the response to your OIA request.

 

Nāku noa, nā

 

 

Office of Hon Kelvin Davis

Minister for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti

Minister of Children

Minister of Corrections

Associate Minister of Education (Māori Education)

 

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Parliamentary Service Te Ratonga Whare Pāremata
Private Bag 18041, Wellington 6160, New Zealand
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From: BAW Russell

Dear K Davis (MIN),

Thank you for your response. To clarify - notwithstanding the undertaking in this memorandum to provide a comprehensive quarterly update does the failure to provide these as part of the response indicate that no such updates have been provided since July 2020?
Yours sincerely,
BAW Russell

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From: K Davis (MIN)

Kia ora

 

Thank you for contacting Hon Kelvin Davis, Minister of Corrections,
Minister for Mâori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti, Minister for Children,
Associate Minister of Education (Mâori), and MP for Te Tai Tokerau.

 

The Minister considers all correspondence important and appreciates you
taking the time to write. 

 

Please note that as Minister Davis receives a large amount of
correspondence, it is not always possible to personally reply to all
emails.

 

The following guidelines apply:

 

-Invitations and requests to meet with the Minister will be processed as
soon as possible and a staff member will be in contact with you in due
course.

 

-Media queries will be responded to by a staff member.

 

-Requests for official information will be managed in accordance with the
provisions of the Official Information Act 1982, which may include
transfer to a more relevant Minister or agency.

 

-If your email falls outside of the Minister's portfolio responsibilities,
expresses a personal view, or is copied to multiple Members of Parliament,
then your opinion will be noted and your correspondence may be transferred
to another office, or there may be no further response to you.

 

-If your correspondence is to the Minister as the Member of Parliament for
Te Tai Tokerau, this will be referred to the electorate office.

 

(If your invitation or meeting request is accepted - please note
information about meetings related to the Ministers’ portfolios will be
proactively released (this does not include personal or constituency
matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list: date, time
(start and finish), brief description, location, who the meeting was with,
and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the Minister on behalf of
an organisation, the name of the organisation will be released. If you are
a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet with the Minister in
your personal capacity, your name may also be released. The location of
the meeting will be released, unless it is a private residence. The
proactive release will be consistent with the provisions in the Official
Information Act, including privacy considerations. Under the Privacy Act
1993 you have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we
hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is
wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it
corrected, or are concerned about the release of your information in the
meeting disclosure, please contact the sender. You can read more about the
proactive release policy at
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Regards

The Office of Hon Kelvin Davis

 

 

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From: Jonathan Dowson

Tēnā koe Mr Russell,

Firstly I would like to personally apologise for the delay you suffered in receiving your response to an OIA request. This was an honest, administrative error which should not happen again.

In regards to your question below; the briefing your received, attached to your OIA response, is the only one the Minister has received from the Department since July 2020. However, the Minister will receive regular oral updates on this subject.

Nāku noa, nā

Jonathan Dowson
Private Secretary - Corrections | Office of Hon Kelvin Davis

Minister for Children | Minister of Corrections | Minister for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti | Associate Minister of Education
Executive Wing, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand
T: 04 817 8702 E [email address]

Email Disclaimer:
Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’ portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list: date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

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From: BAW Russell

Dear Jonathan Dowson,

Thank you for your reply. As you will be aware oral updates fall within the scope of the OIA, but have not been included in the response you have provided. Please provide an updated response that includes all material within the scope of the request. As you are aware a full and complete response is now very overdue so please provide this response by the end of the week to avoid the need to refer this back to the Ombudsman.
Yours sincerely,

BAW Russell

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From: Jonathan Dowson

Tçnâ koe Mr Russell,

 

As I stated in my previous response you have been provided with all
documents held by the office of the Minister of Corrections within scope
of your OIA request.

 

As you will appreciate, the Minister of Corrections receives regular
advice and updates from officials on various matters, which is often
verbal. Due to the passage of time it is difficult to ascertain the date
or exact nature of those communications.

 

As such, no further official information is held to provide to you in
response to this request.

 

I trust the information provided is of assistance.  If you have any
concerns with this response you may raise them with the Office of the
Ombudsman.  Contact details are: Office of the Ombudsman, PO Box 10152,
Wellington 6143.

 

Nâku noa, nâ

 

Jonathan Dowson

Private Secretary  - Corrections | Office of Hon Kelvin Davis

 

Minister for Children | Minister of Corrections | Minister for Mâori Crown
Relations: Te Arawhiti | Associate Minister of Education

Executive Wing, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

( T: 04 817 8702 * E [1][email address]

 

Email Disclaimer:

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’
portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or
constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list:
date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
[2]https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

 

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