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Caleb Lane made this Official Information request to Department of Corrections

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From: Caleb Lane

Dear Department of Corrections,

In regards to N.R.C.F, my understanding is that inmates in mainstream, sentenced units do not receive the standard Freeview Christian Channels such as, Hope Channel, FirstLight and Shine.

For what reasons do the inmates not receive these channels?

How can we go about inmates receiving these channels, like other prison do?

You may not be awear, but for many prisons and inmates, there is no available Church services. Having channels of these type available will help so many inmates find or continue Spirituality, Religion, Grounding and much more. It will also provide inmates with regular Church Service every Sunday, which supports CORRECTIONS ACT 2004 SECTION 79 (1).

Having these channels available will be very beneficial for all inmates residing at N.R.C.F.

Yours faithfully,

Moka Harris

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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.

 

If you are requesting information we are required to comply with the
Privacy Act 2020, the Official Information Act 1982 and the Victims Rights
Act 2002.

 

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

 

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 [1]here.

 

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.

 

All media queries should be sent to [2][email address].

 

If you are a victim, you will find information about the Victim
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Our website, [4]http://www.corrections.govt.nz/ provides up to date news
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Kind regards,

The Ministerial Services Team

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Kia ora,

 

Thank you for your email of 30 January 2021 requesting information
relating to Christian Freeview Channels for people in prisons.

 

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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From: Info@Corrections
Department of Corrections

Kia ora Mr Lane

Thank you for your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request of 30 January 2021, requesting information about offences committed by people on community-based sentences.

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 29 March 2021. 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 response you have the right to ask the Ombudsman to investigate our decision to extend the timeframe. Contact details are: Office of the Ombudsman, PO Box 10152, Wellington 6143.

Kind regards

Brydie Raethel | Principal Ministerial Services Adviser |
National Office | Department of Corrections Ara Poutama Aotearoa |
Freyberg Building, 20 Aitken Street, Wellington | Private Bag 1206, Wellington 6140 |

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Kia ora Mr Lane

Apologies, the first sentence in the below email contained an error.

To confirm, this email is an extension of Corrections' response to your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request of 30 January 2021, requesting information about Freeview channels in prisons.

Kind regards

Brydie Raethel | Principal Ministerial Services Adviser |
National Office | Department of Corrections Ara Poutama Aotearoa |
Freyberg Building, 20 Aitken Street, Wellington | Private Bag 1206, Wellington 6140 |
Phone 04 462 1980 | 027 229 8248| Ext 41980 [email address] |

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Kia ora,

 

Please find attached correspondence from Corrections.

 

Thanks,

Ministerial Services

Ara Poutama Aotearoa, Department of Corrections

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

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part, or taking any action in reliance upon, this information by persons
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From: Caleb Lane

Dear Info@Corrections,

Thankyou for your response, unfortunately I find this very untrue.
In fact Auckland South Corrections Facility and Mount Eden Corrections Facility have some of the mentioned channels.

It is unfair for other prisons not to receive the same.

Also you say that faith services are available in prison. This is not the case. If there is no volunteers there are no services. And if there is no staff for movement there is no service. Many people don’t get to attend these so called provided services.

Yours sincerely,
Moka

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