People incarcerated for default in payment in fines

Jessica Lim made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

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From: Jessica Lim

Dear Ministry of Justice,

How many people have been incarcerated or sentenced for the non-payment of fines?

Please provide data for all people incarcerated for the non-payment of fines.
Please also provide details for the length of the sentence for all people sentences (whether it be primary, secondary, tertiary. etc offences)?

Also, where would I be able to find additional information relating to people arrested and/or incarcerated for defaulting on student loan defaults and the non-payment of fines?

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Lim

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Good afternoon Ms Lim,


Acknowledging receipt of your Official Information Act request on
information around non-payment of fines.


We have passed this on to the relevant business unit for response.


You can expect a response on or before 5^th March 2019.


Kind Regards,


[1] Gina Mills
Advisor |
Ministry of
Justice | Tāhū
o te Ture






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