Inbound and Outbound Written Communications of Brenton Tarrant
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From: Mr. Bailey
Dear Department of Corrections,
I am writing to request the total number of physical written communications (i.e. letters, cards, and postcards), both inbound and outbound, of convicted terrorist Brenton Tarrant since his initial incarceration in 2019.
Additionally, I would like to request a breakdown of how many of these (both inbound or outbound) were withheld entirely, how many were partially censored, and how many were passed on without being censored in any way.
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Department of Corrections
Thank you for your email of 8 September 2021 requesting information
relating to inbound and outbound written communications of Brenton
Please be advised your request has been received and will be considered
under the Official Information Act 1982.
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