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From: Jessica Lim

Dear Department of Corrections,

Please provide statistics per year as far as your records allow for the following:

- How many people in the prison are mothers?

- How many people in prison are fathers?

Please break down statistics regarding parenthood and prisoners by age of prisoner, number of children, and age of children as far as records allow.

- How many people (divided by gender) in prison have children aged under 24 months?

- How many prisoners use the Mothers and Babies Unit?

- How many prisoners use the Mothers and Babies Bonding Facility?

- How many prisoners who are eligible have been denied access to the Mothers and Babies Unit?

- How many have been removed or Bonding Facility for Drugs, Neglect or Violence?

Please break this down by offence.

- How many prisoners have babies (under 24 months) out in the community with an alternate caregiver?

- How many prisoners with children in the facility access and the antenatal classes, immunisation, a midwife, Plunket, early childhood education, parenting support, and other services which they are eligible to use?

Is there an official re-entrance plan for people leaving mothers in babies units back into the mainstream population?

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Lim

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