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Prisoner Incentive Framework

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From: BAW Russell

Dear Department of Corrections,

I am interested in the operation of the prisoner incentive framework. For the 2017/18 financial year can you please tell me:

* the total number of hours of activity undertaken at each payment level (including the sick or unable to work rate and the refused work or removed from work rate), if possible, broken down by the type of activity (e.g. how many hours at each payment level for employment, education, and rehabilitation respectively)
* the total money paid to prisoners under the framework
* the revenue earned by the Department from prisoner employment and other activities undertaken under the framework.

Yours faithfully,

BAW Russell

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Depending on the nature of your request you may not receive an official
response for up to 20 working days.

 

Official Information Act 1982 and Privacy Act 1993 requests received on or
after 27 November 2018 will take into account the Christmas period. The
period 25 December 2018 to 15 January 2019 inclusive is not considered
"working days." Further information can be found on the Office of the
Ombudsman’s website at [1]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

 

Be assured we will endeavour to respond to you as quickly as possible.

 

If you are a friend or family member of someone in prison, you can find
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If you are a victim, you will find information about the Victim
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Our website, [4]http://www.corrections.govt.nz/ provides up to date news
and information about our work, you can also follow us on [5]Facebook and
[6]Twitter.

 

Kind regards,

The Ministerial Services Team

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Hello

 

Thank you for your email of 4 December 2018 requesting various information
relating to the operation of the prisoner incentive framework for the
2017/2018 financial year.

 

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.

 

Regards

 

Ministerial Services

National Office | Department of Corrections Ara Poutama Aotearoa |

44-52 The Terrace| Private Box 1206, Wellington 6140 |

 

[1]1 [2]4,3,2

 

 

 

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From: BAW Russell

Dear Info@Corrections,

Thank you Michelle. Can you please tell me who is being consulted, on what matters, and how it was determined that this required triple the normal amount of time for an OIA request. If you are unable to provide a satisfactory explanation of why three months is required to provide basic financial information I will raise this with the Ombudsman.

Yours sincerely,

BAW Russell

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Thank you for contacting the Department of Corrections; this is an
automatic reply to confirm we have received your email – please do not
reply to this e mail.

 

Depending on the nature of your request you may not receive an official
response for up to 20 working days.

 

Be assured we will endeavour to respond to you as quickly as possible.

 

If you are a friend or family member of someone in prison, you can find
some useful information [1]here.

 

If you are requesting information we are required to comply with the
Privacy Act 1993, the Official Information Act 1982 and the Victims Rights
Act 2002.

 

Unless you are the victim of a serious crime, or there are safety reasons,
we are required to ask the offender for their permission to release their
information to you.  If you do not want the offender to know you are
asking about them, please let us know as soon as possible.

 

If you are a victim, you will find information about the Victim
Notification Register on our website [2]here.

 

If you are emailing regarding a media query, please contact
[email address]

 

Our website, [3]http://www.corrections.govt.nz/ provides up to date news
and information about our work, you can also follow us on [4]Facebook and
[5]Twitter.

 

Kind regards,

The Ministerial Services Team

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is addressed and may contain privileged or in confidence material. Any
review, storage, copying, editing, summarising, transmission,
retransmission, dissemination or other use of, by any means, in whole or
part, or taking any action in reliance upon, this information by persons
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Good afternoon

Please find attached correspondence from the Department of Corrections.

Regards

Ministerial Services
National Office | Department of Corrections Ara Poutama Aotearoa |
44-52 The Terrace| Private Box 1206, Wellington 6140 |

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Dear Info@Corrections,

A response to this request is now overdue. Please provide a response or an update on when you intend to respond.

Yours sincerely,

BAW Russell

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Thank you for contacting the Department of Corrections; this is an
automatic reply to confirm we have received your email – please do not
reply to this e mail.

 

Depending on the nature of your request you may not receive an official
response for up to 20 working days.

 

Be assured we will endeavour to respond to you as quickly as possible.

 

If you are a friend or family member of someone in prison, you can find
some useful information [1]here.

 

If you are requesting information we are required to comply with the
Privacy Act 1993, the Official Information Act 1982 and the Victims Rights
Act 2002.

 

Unless you are the victim of a serious crime, or there are safety reasons,
we are required to ask the offender for their permission to release their
information to you.  If you do not want the offender to know you are
asking about them, please let us know as soon as possible.

 

If you are a victim, you will find information about the Victim
Notification Register on our website [2]here.

 

If you are emailing regarding a media query, please contact
[email address]

 

Our website, [3]http://www.corrections.govt.nz/ provides up to date news
and information about our work, you can also follow us on [4]Facebook and
[5]Twitter.

 

Kind regards,

The Ministerial Services Team

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From: BAW Russell

Dear Info@Corrections,

I have yet to receive a response to my request or an update on when this material will be provided (it is now overdue). If I have not received a response by the end of the week I will lay a complaint with the Ombudsman.

Yours sincerely,

BAW Russell

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Dear Info@Corrections,

It has now been four months since my initial request and two weeks since a response was due. Can you please confirm whether you intend to provide any response to this request.

Yours sincerely,

BAW Russell

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Dear Mr Russell

 

Please find attached correspondence from the Department of Corrections -
C102925.

 

Kind regards,

 

Ministerial Services

Department of Corrections Ara Poutama Aotearoa

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

[1]1 [2]4,3,2

 

 

 

 

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From: BAW Russell

Dear Info@Corrections,

Thank you for your response to my request. Part 1 of the request explicitly requested the amount paid at the sick and unable to work rate, and the refused work or removed from work rate. As these are not included in the table provided can you confirm that no hours have been paid at this rate for these weeks. If hours have been paid at this rate can you provide this information or state the reason for withholding.
As this request is already extremely overdue and the matter is already with the Ombudsman I would appreciate a rapid response so that this request can be closed.
Yours sincerely,

BAW Russell

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Dear Info@Corrections,

Further to my earlier message, the data you provided also does not include any payments for education. Can you confirm if this is because the information is withheld, no payments were made or if this is in error.
Yours sincerely,

BAW Russell

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Dear Mr Russell

 

The number of hours paid at the sick and unable to work rate is not
recorded separately from the unemployment rate, therefore it is not
possible to report on the number of prisoners or hours paid for these
reasons. Temporary absences from work for sickness are to be paid at the
prisoner's usual employed rate, and would be recorded as such. Therefore
this part of your request is declined as the information requested does
not exist.

 

For the four random weeks of data provided, there was no one recorded as
refused to work.

 

In regard to your further query about education, please note that
prisoners receiving the incentive allowance for attending education
programmes are recorded under the ‘Reintegration’ category in the table
provided. Therefore, the information that you request does not currently
exist in a form that can be readily supplied to you, and would require
initiation of a project to extract, analyse and present the data in the
form requested.

 

Kind regards,

 

Ministerial Services

Department of Corrections Ara Poutama Aotearoa

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

[1]1 [2]4,3,2

 

 

 

 

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