Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about transfers from Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution to other institutions. May I know for each month from the start of its recommissioning as a detention centre until the last day of September 2021,

A) The number of persons transferred to other immigration detention or CSD institutions

i) per month

ii) in total

B) The immigration detention or CSD institutions they were transferred to

C) For how long each person was transferred to other immigration detention or CSD institutions

D) What are the criteria for transferring a detainee to other immigration detention or CSD institutions

If a CSV or Excel format is possible for the statistical data, I would greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

email CSD, Correctional Services Department

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
15.10.2021.  Your application is now under processing.  According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
4.11.2021.  In the meantime, please contact Principal Officer WU Yu-shing
via 2582 5234 if you have any enquiry.

Correctional Services Department
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From:        "Raquel Amador" <[FOI #858 email]>
To:        "FOI requests at Correctional Services Department"
<[Correctional Services Department request email]>
Date:        15.10.2021 14:58
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Transfers from Tai Tam
Gap Correctional Institution

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about transfers from Tai Tam
Gap Correctional Institution to other institutions. May I know for each
month from the start of its recommissioning as a detention centre until
the last day of September 2021,

A) The number of persons transferred to other immigration detention or CSD
institutions

i) per month

ii) in total

B) The immigration detention or CSD institutions they were transferred to

C) For how long each person was transferred to other immigration detention
or CSD institutions

D) What are the criteria for transferring a detainee to other immigration
detention or CSD institutions

If a CSV or Excel format is possible for the statistical data, I would
greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

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email CSD, Correctional Services Department

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

I refer to your application for access to information and our interim
reply to you on 22.10.2021.  Please be informed that we are still handling
your request due to the requirement of extensive research on our database.
 According to paragraph 1.18 of the Code on Access to Information, our
department will inform you of the latest progress of the case separately
on or before 3.12.2021.  In the meantime, please contact Principal Officer
WU Yu-shing at 2582 5234 if you have any enquiry.

Correctional Services Department
HKSAR
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From:        email CSD/CSD/HKSARG
To:        "Raquel Amador" <[FOI #858 email]>
Date:        22.10.2021 12:03
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Transfers from Tai
Tam Gap Correctional Institution

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about transfers from Tai Tam
Gap Correctional Institution to other institutions. May I know for each
month from the start of its recommissioning as a detention centre until
the last day of September 2021,

A) The number of persons transferred to other immigration detention or CSD
institutions

i) per month

ii) in total

B) The immigration detention or CSD institutions they were transferred to

C) For how long each person was transferred to other immigration detention
or CSD institutions

D) What are the criteria for transferring a detainee to other immigration
detention or CSD institutions

If a CSV or Excel format is possible for the statistical data, I would
greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

-------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via
the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #858 email]

Is [Correctional Services Department request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information requests
to Correctional Services Department? If so, please contact us using this
form:
[5]https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...

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email CSD, Correctional Services Department

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

I refer to your application for access to information under the Code on
Access to Information (“the Code”) to this Department on 15.10.2021 and
our interim replies to you on 22.10.2021 and 4.11.2021.

As regards the criteria for transferring a person in custody to
Immigration detention centres or other CSD institutions from Tai Tam Gap
Correctional Institution (“TGCI”), all persons in custody would be
assigned to the foregoing facilities with due regard to their personal
circumstances, rehabilitative needs as well as other relevant factors,
such as security and operational considerations.

However, we do not maintain the following statistical figures: -

- The number of persons in custody transferred to Immigration detention
centres or other CSD institutions per month from TGCI since its
recommission to the end of September 2021;

- The total number of persons in custody transferred to Immigration
detention centres or other CSD institutions from TGCI since its
recommission to the end of September 2021;

- The Immigration detention centres or other CSD institutions the persons
in custody were transferred to from TGCI since its recommission to the end
of September 2021; and

- For how long each person in custody was transferred to Immigration
detention centres or other CSD institutions from TGCI since its
recommission to the end of September 2021.

Pursuant to paragraph 1.14 and 2.9(d) of the Code, we are unable to
provide the relevant information as requested.

You may also wish to note that, pursuant to paragraph 1.25 of the Code,
any person who believes that a department has failed to comply with any
provision of the Code may ask the department to review the situation.
Furthermore, pursuant to paragraph 1.26 of the Code, any person who
believes that a department has failed to properly apply any provision of
the Code may also complain to The Ombudsman. The Ombudsman’s address is –

30/F, China Merchants Tower,
Shun Tak Centre,
168-200 Connaught Road Central,
Hong Kong
Telephone: 2629 0555
Fax: 2882 8149

Correctional Services Department
HKSAR
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recipient of this official document, you are required to promptly restore
this official document to the sender and destroy any copies of this
official document. Please notify the sender immediately if you have
received this official document in error.”
 

From:        email CSD/CSD/HKSARG
To:        "Raquel Amador" <[FOI #858 email]>
Date:        04.11.2021 15:53
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Transfers from Tai
Tam Gap Correctional Institution

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
15.10.2021.  Your application is now under processing.  According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
4.11.2021.  In the meantime, please contact Principal Officer WU Yu-shing
via 2582 5234 if you have any enquiry.

Correctional Services Department
HKSAR
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[6]https://csdportal.csd.hksarg/images/cari...
Important Note
“This official document is for the use by the intended recipient only. Any
unauthorized use, retention, disclosure, copying, printing, forwarding or
dissemination of this official document is strictly prohibited and may
lead to civil or criminal liabilities. If you are not the intended
recipient of this official document, you are required to promptly restore
this official document to the sender and destroy any copies of this
official document. Please notify the sender immediately if you have
received this official document in error.”
 

From:        "Raquel Amador" <[FOI #858 email]>
To:        "FOI requests at Correctional Services Department"
<[Correctional Services Department request email]>
Date:        15.10.2021 14:58
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Transfers from Tai Tam
Gap Correctional Institution

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about transfers from Tai Tam
Gap Correctional Institution to other institutions. May I know for each
month from the start of its recommissioning as a detention centre until
the last day of September 2021,

A) The number of persons transferred to other immigration detention or CSD
institutions

i) per month

ii) in total

B) The immigration detention or CSD institutions they were transferred to

C) For how long each person was transferred to other immigration detention
or CSD institutions

D) What are the criteria for transferring a detainee to other immigration
detention or CSD institutions

If a CSV or Excel format is possible for the statistical data, I would
greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

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This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via
the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #858 email]

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to Correctional Services Department? If so, please contact us using this
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