This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Release to Work numbers'.

29 October 2021 
Nicolas Eyheramendy 
[FYI request #16997 email]  
Tēnā koe Nicolas 
Thank you for your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request of 1 October 2021, 
requesting information about Release to Work. 
You requested: 
Please provide me with the total number of instances of prisoners being 
released to work outside of prison per week, since January 1, 2019. Please break 
this down by prison. Please give me this information in an excel spreadsheet. 
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 November 2021. If you no longer require 
this information, please let us know as soon as possible. 
You further requested: 
How much money has been paid to prisoners on release to work as a part of 
the government’s Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme? 
As you aware, this part of your request was transferred to the Ministry of Social 
Development on 14 October 2021, in accordance with section 14 of the OIA.  
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 
Ngā mihi  
Robert Jones 
Manager Ministerial Services 
People and Capability 
Mayfair House, 44 – 52 The Terrace, Wellington, 6011, Private Box 1206, Wellington 6140, Phone +64 4 460 3000