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Access to the files of inmates

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From: Jessica Lim

Dear Department of Corrections,

Please provide me with information regarding the access of information (divided by medical, offender charges, and personal history) of prison inmates by Department of Corrections Staff.

Do prison guards have access too, or are they encouraged to access prison inmate’s files?

If so, in what circumstances are different staff allowed to access different types of files?

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Lim

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Hello Jessica

 

Thank you for your email of 23 Nov 2018 requesting information relating to
the access of information (divided by medical, offender charges, and
personal history) of prison inmates by Department of Corrections Staff.

 

Please be advised your request has been received, and will be considered
under the Official Information Act 1982.

 

Kind regards,

Ministerial Services

Department of Corrections Ara Poutama Aotearoa

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

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Good afternoon

 

Please find attached correspondence from the Department Of Corrections.

 

Kind regards,

 

Ministerial Services

Department of Corrections Ara Poutama Aotearoa

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

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