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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.

Yours faithfully.

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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
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The Ministerial Services Team

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Kia ora,


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.


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


Ngâ mihi | Kind regards,

Ministerial Services

Department of Corrections, Ara Poutama Aotearoa

a: National Office, Mayfair House, 44-52 The Terrace, Wellington 6011

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