Dates and Times of Visiting Justices in Prisons.

Alastair JL made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

The request was refused by Ministry of Justice.

From: Alastair JL

Dear Ministry of Justice,

I would like to request information about when Visiting Justices are scheduled to visit Prisons throughout New Zealand in the upcoming year.

According to the department of corrections ( ) Visiting Justice schedules are sent to prisons nation-wide by the Ministry of Justice, and this rosters are sent out in advance and appear to span across multiple months.

I would like to make an OIA request to view these rosters (if available) for the 12 months from June 2021 to May 2022, if possible. If the roster is not available for the full time (for example, if the roster only extends 6 months into the future), then I would like to view what schedule is available. If, for example, there exists a set schedule for June to October, and a provisional roster from November to February, it would be good to see both, with the distinction between the two clearly marked.

If available, I would like to see the Visiting Justice roster across all prisons in New Zealand. If this is impossible (for whatever reason), then I would like to see the rosters for all prison for which such information is available. I would like to view both the dates and (to the extent possible) times that Visiting Justices are scheduled to visit prisons.

Thank you for your time,
Yours faithfully,

Alastair JL

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Ministry of Justice

Thank you for contacting the Official Information Act request mailbox for
the Ministry of Justice. We will endeavour to respond to your email within
48 hours. 

You can find more information about how we can help you at our [1]Official
Information Act Requests page.

Please send any non-OIA related emails through to
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Ministry of Justice

Kia ora Alastair

We acknowledge receipt of your request regarding the schedule of Visiting Justices in Prisons .

This has been forwarded onto the relevant business unit to respond to.

You can expect a response by 4 June 2021.

Ngā mihi

Official Correspondence
Strategy, Governance and Finance
DDI: +64 4 918 8800

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Kia ora,


Please see attached the response to your OIA request of 7 May 2021.


Ngā mihi,

Media Team

Communications Services
Ministry of Justice | Tāhū o te Ture

P +64 4 918 8836

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