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Education Availability in Prison

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From: John Walter

Dear Department of Corrections,

Please provide:

1. The availability of computers in each prison for remand accused prisoners.

2. The availability of Secure Online Learning (SOL) in each prison for remand accused prisoners.

3. The availability of Self-Directed Leaning (SDL) in each prison for remand accused prisoners.

4. The availability of educational Courses in each prison for remand accused prisoners. Specify the courses available in each prison and who is the provider.

5. any guidelines, protocols, manuals, or the likes, for remand accused prisoners who are currently enrolled in tertiary education and wish to continue their study.

6. any guidelines, protocols, manuals, or the likes, for remand accused prisoners who wish to enrol in tertiary study. Include specifically whether their access to secure online learning facilities will be facilitated to video recorded lectures.

7. any guidelines, protocols, manuals, or the likes, for remand accused prisoners who apply for access to computers for either study or litigation. Include specifically how many hours per day or week would be available to them and what the operational constrains on facilitating that access are.

8. the number of 'Application for access to facilities to assist in studies' (F.08.Form.01) forms that have been (a) filed; (b) accepted; and (c) accepted with access to computer facilities. Categorise this data by year (since SOL suites started) and by remand / convicted status.

Yours faithfully,

John Walter

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From: Info@Corrections
Department of Corrections

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From: Info@Corrections
Department of Corrections


Attachment C156572 extension letter.pdf
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Kia Ora

Please see the attached extension letter from Corrections.

Ngā mihi,

Ministerial Services
Department of Corrections, Ara Poutama Aotearoa
a: National Office, Mayfair House, 44-52 The Terrace, Wellington, 6011

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From: WILLIAMSON, Colin (ROLLPP)
Department of Corrections

Hello John - We have had no applications for access to facilities to assist in studies' (F.08.Form.01).

Thanks

Colin Williamson
Prison Director [a]
Rolleston Prison

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