OIA response from Corrections, on Serco, Mt Eden, and Prison Monitors

OIA request and response from Minister for Corrections, and Corrections Dept, on Serco, Mt Eden, and Prison Monitors

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from: Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
to: s.lotu-iiga@ministers.govt.nz
date: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 9:44 PM
subject: Serco Monitors

Kia ora Minister  LotuIiga,

I am querying the appointment on Monitors for Mt Eden Prison, which up till yesterday (27 July), was managed by Serco.

Can you please advise  regarding the following;

1. Who employs the Monitors? Is it Serco or the Corrections Department?

2. Who do they report to; Serco or the Corrections Department?

3. Who pays their salaries; Serco or the Corrections Department?

4. Are the Monitors responsible for providing information to Corrections, which forms the Prison Performance Table? If not, who provides that information?

5. Are the Monitors still employed at Mt Eden? If not, why not?

6. Have the monitors made any Incident Reports to Corrections, as required Prison under the Management Contract for Mt Eden Corrections Facility (para 22.2). If so, what Incidents were reported and when?

Please respond asap to this OIA request, as this is a matter of some urgency.

Regards,
-Frank Macskasy

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from: Russell Underwood <Russell.Underwood@parliament.govt.nz>
to: “fmacskasy@gmail.com” <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
date: Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 6:21 PM
subject: Acknowledgement of OIA request from the Office of the Minister of Corrections
mailed-by: parliament.govt.nz

Dear Mr Macskasy

On behalf of the Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, Minister of Corrections, thank you for your Official Information Act request of 28 July 2015 requesting:

 

  1. Who employs the Monitors? Is it Serco or the Corrections Department?
  2. Who do they report to; Serco or the Corrections Department?
  3. Who pays their salaries; Serco or the Corrections Department?
  1. Are the Monitors responsible for providing information to Corrections, which forms the Prison Performance Table? If not, who provides that information?
  2. Are the Monitors still employed at Mt Eden? If not, why not?
  3. Have the monitors made any Incident Reports to Corrections, as required Prison under the Management Contract for Mt Eden Corrections Facility (para 22.2). If so, what Incidents were reported and when?

As the information you have requested is held by the Department of Corrections, I have transferred your request to the Department. This decision is in accordance with section 14 of the Official Information Act 1982.

The Department is required to provide you with a response within 20 working days of receipt of my transfer letter.

Yours sincerely

Russell Underwood

Private Secretary (Corrections) | Office of Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga | Minister of Corrections
4.3 Executive Wing | Parliament Buildings | Wellington
Parliament Buildings I Private Bag 18041 I Wellington 6160

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from: Info@Corrections <info@corrections.govt.nz>
to: “fmacskasy@gmail.com” <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
date: Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 1:38 PM
subject: Department of Corrections (C73033)
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Hello

Please find attached correspondence from the Department of Corrections.

Regards

Ministerial Services Team
National Office
Department of Corrections
Mayfair House
44-52 The Terrace
Private Bag 1206
Wellington 6140
http://www.corrections.govt.nz

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from: Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
to: “Info@Corrections” <info@corrections.govt.nz>
date: Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 11:50 PM
subject: Re: Department of Corrections (C73033)

Kia ora,

As per your letter dated 27 August, please be advised that I still require the information.

-Frank Macskasy

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from: Info@Corrections <info@corrections.govt.nz>
to: Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
date: Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 11:50 PM
subject: Automatic reply: Department of Corrections (C73033)

Thank you for contacting the Department of Corrections.  This is an automatic reply to let you know that we have received your email.  

Our website, www.corrections.govt.nz provides up to date news and information about the work of the Department of Corrections.

If you are requesting information about an offender or prisoner, please note that we are required to comply with the Privacy Act 1993, the Official Information Act 1982 and the Victims Rights Act 2002.

This means that unless you are the victim of a serious crime, or there are other safety reasons, we must ask the prisoner or offender if they consent to their information being released to you.  If you do not want the offender to know that you are asking about them, please send us another email and let us know.

If you are a victim of serious crime, you will find information about the Victim Notification Register on our website: http://www.corrections.govt.nz/community-assistance/victims-notification-register2/introduction.html 

If you are a friend or family member of an offender, you will find useful information on our website:

http://www.corrections.govt.nz/working_with_offenders/prison_sentences/staying_connected_with_friends_and_family.html

If you are looking for information about managing offenders in the community, visit: http://www.corrections.govt.nz/about-us/fact-sheets/managing-offenders-in-the-community.html 

If you are looking for information about managing offenders in prison, visit: http://www.corrections.govt.nz/about-us/fact-sheets/managing-offenders.html

Once again, thank you for contacting us.  We will respond to your query as soon as we are able.  Please note that due to the high volume of emails we receive, it may take us some time to respond to you, however every effort will be made to comply with the timeframes outlined in the Privacy Act 1993 and the Official information Act 1982.

 

Kind regards,

info@corrections.govt.nz

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from: Info@Corrections <info@corrections.govt.nz>
to: “fmacskasy@gmail.com” <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
date: Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 4:46 PM
subject: Department of Corrections (C73033)

Hello

Please find attached correspondence from the Department of Corrections.

Regards

Ministerial Services Team
National Office
Department of Corrections
Mayfair House
44-52 The Terrace
Private Bag 1206
Wellington 6140
http://www.corrections.govt.nz

 

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dept-corrections-letter-6-october-2015-page1

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dept-corrections-letter-6-october-2015-page2

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from: Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
to: Jo Field <info@corrections.govt.nz>
date: Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 1:36 PM
subject: Re: Department of Corrections (C73033)
mailed-by: gmail.com

 

Deputy Chief Executive
Service Development
Department of Corrections

Kia Ora Ms Field,

Thank you for your response, dated 8 October.

Further to my initial OIA request, I note that your response to my query, where I asked;

“Have the monitors made any Incident Reports to Corrections, as required Prison under the Management Contract for Mt Eden Corrections Facility (para 22.2). If so, what Incidents were reported and when?”

On Page 2 of your 8 October response, you stated;

“Under the Department’s contract with Serco for the daily management of
MECF, section 22.2 provides that if an incident occurs, Serco must report the
incident to Corrections as set out in schedule Five. A copy of the Department’s
contract with Serco is available on it’s website:
http://www.corrections.govt.nz/resources/prison_management_contract_for_mt
_eden_prison.html.”

This is not an answer to my question  “Have the monitors made any Incident Reports to Corrections, as required Prison under the Management Contract for Mt Eden Corrections Facility (para 22.2). If so, what Incidents were reported and when?”

Under the OIA, you are required to provide relevant information to the question;

1. Have the monitors made any Incident Reports to Corrections, as required Prison under the Management Contract for Mt Eden Corrections Facility (para 22.2).

2. If so, what Incidents were reported and when?

Furthermore, under the OIA, I am requesting  Incident Reports, or any other documents, from Prison Monitors at Mt Eden,within six months leading up to 24 July 2015,  to Corrections Dept,  the Corrections  Minister, or any other government agency.

Regards,

-Frank Macskasy

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from: Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
to: Jo Field <info@corrections.govt.nz>
date: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 12:50 PM
subject: Fwd: Department of Corrections (C73033)
mailed-by: gmail.com

Kia ora Ms Field,

I have not had an acknowledgment or information provided, as per my OIA request to you, dated 16 October.

[Will]  you be responding to my OIA request and if not, why not?

Regards,

Frank Macskasy

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from: Info@Corrections <info@corrections.govt.nz>
to: Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
date: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 12:54 PM
subject: RE: Department of Corrections (C73033)

 

Good afternoon Mr Macskasy
Thank you for your e-mail. We can confirm your request dated October 16 was received the same day – you will receive a response in due course.
Kind regards
Ministerial Services Team
National Office
Department of Corrections
Mayfair House
44-52 The Terrace
Private Bag 1206
Wellington 6140
http://www.corrections.govt.nz

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from: Info@Corrections <info@corrections.govt.nz>
to: “fmacskasy@gmail.com” <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
date: Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 1:43 PM
subject: Correspondence from the Department of Corrections – C74521

Hello,

Please find attached correspondence from the Department of Corrections.

Kind Regards,

Ministerial Services Team
National Office
Department of Corrections
Mayfair House
44-52 The Terrace
Private Bag 1206
Wellington 6140
http://www.corrections.govt.nz

 

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