Number of women held in men's facilities due to overflow

Sophie Buchanan made this Official Information request to Department of Corrections

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From: Sophie Buchanan

Dear Department of Corrections,

I recently heard that women are being held in Rimutaka Prison as an overflow from a crowded women's prison. Under the Official Information Act please provide a breakdown of the numbers, if any, of women being held in each men's correctional facility.

Yours faithfully,

Sophie Buchanan

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Ministerial Services

Department of Corrections Ara Poutama Aotearoa

Mayfair House | 44-52 The Terrace |  Private Box 1206 | Wellington

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