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Medical care and treatment for prison inmates

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From: Jessica Lim

Dear Department of Corrections,

Please provide me with information regarding the medical care and drug use of prison inmates in New Zealand.

More specifically, I would like to know;

How many prisoners are regularly taking psychotropic drugs?
How many prisoners are regularly taking anti-inflammatory drugs?
How many prisoners are regularly taking opioids or painkillers?

Any information regarding the medical treatment of prisoners would be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Lim

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Hello Jessica

 

Thank you for your email of 23 Nov 2018 requesting various information
related to the medical care and drug use of prison inmates in New Zealand.

 

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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