Inter-Prison Transfers Across Time and Place
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From: Fraser Crichton
I'm interested in tracking non-identifying data on prisoner transfers within the prison system in Aotearoa.
If possible I'd like data for prisoners sentenced and on remand for the period 2011-2021 and specifically:
- the date of transfer
- the name of the prison that the prisoner was transferred from
- the name of the prison that the prisoner was transferred to
It would be really helpful if you could also include:
- the reason for their transfer
- where an individual has been transferred multiple times would it be possible to assign that person a non-identifying code so it's possible to track the prison facilities they have been incarcerated in?
Please provide this information in an accessible, searchable format. I would prefer to receive the requested figures in a machine-readable spreadsheet format, such as CSV or XLSX.
If any part of my request is unclear, please don't hesitate to contact me.
If any of the information that I have requested is unavailable or would be difficult to retrieve, but similar information might be readily available, I would be happy to discuss altering or refining my request.
If any part of my request is to be refused, under section 19(a)(ii) of the Official Information Act please provide the grounds in support of the reason for refusal.
Also, if the time limit for this request is extended under section 15A(1)(b) of the Official Information Act, please explain what consultations are necessary to make a decision on my request, why they are necessary, and why they could not be reasonably completed within the original time limit.
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Department of Corrections
Thank you for your email of 16 July 2021 requesting information relating
to data on prisoner transfers for prisoners sentenced and on remand for
the period 2011-2021.
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’
Ngā mihi | Kind regards,
Department of Corrections, Ara Poutama Aotearoa
a: National Office, Freyberg Building, 20 Aitken Street, Wellington, 6011
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