Use of electronic tagging at Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the conditions at Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution. May I know,

A) Are all detainees required to be electronically tagged?

B) If the answer to A) is no, are any detainees being electronically tagged? If yes, what are the criteria for electronic tagging?

C) From the start of its recommissioning as a detention centre until the last day of September 2021, how many detainees have been electronically tagged?

D) What information does the electronic tag collect?

E) Does the electronic tag have an audio recording function?

F) For what purposes is this information used?

G) Where is this information stored?

H) Who is able to access this information, i.e. the ranks of TTGCI staff who have access to this information?

Please kindly respond soon. Thank you for your help with this inquiry.

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

email CSD, Correctional Services Department

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Dear Mr. Raquel Amador,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
15 October 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
November 2021. In the meantime, please contact Principal Officer Mr. LAI
Wai-keung at 2582 2107 if you have any enquiry.

Correctional Services Department
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From:        "Raquel Amador" <[FOI #856 email]>
To:        "FOI requests at Correctional Services Department"
<[Correctional Services Department request email]>
Date:        15.10.2021 14:53
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Use of electronic tagging
at Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the conditions at Tai Tam
Gap Correctional Institution. May I know,

A) Are all detainees required to be electronically tagged?

B) If the answer to A) is no, are any detainees being electronically
tagged? If yes, what are the criteria for electronic tagging?

C) From the start of its recommissioning as a detention centre until the
last day of September 2021, how many detainees have been electronically
tagged?

D) What information does the electronic tag collect?

E) Does the electronic tag have an audio recording function?  

F) For what purposes is this information used?

G) Where is this information stored?

H) Who is able to access this information, i.e. the ranks of TTGCI staff
who have access to this information?  

Please kindly respond soon. Thank you for your help with this inquiry.

Yours faithfully,

Raquel Amador

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Dear Ms. Raquel Amador,
Further to our interim reply of 22.10.2021, a substantive reply to your
request for information is as follows.
2.        With the sensors installed in Tai Tam Gap Correctional
Institution (TGCI) and the Smart Wristband worn by PICs detained therein,
the Movement and Location Monitoring System (MLMS) can detect the movement
and location and heart rates of the Persons in Custody (PICs).  This
strengthens the correctional officers’ supervision on PICs and helps
protect the safety of PICs, thereby enhancing the security and safety of
the custodial environment at large.  The relevant system data including
the location and heart rate of PICs would be stored in the system
hardware.  

3.        The number of detainees at TGCI as at 30.06.2021 is available at
the following link direct:
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4.        Concerning your request for other operation details of the MLMS,
we are unable to accede to your request on the grounds of paragraph 2.6(e)
of the Code on Access to Information (the Code).  Paragraph 2.6(e) of the
Code refers to information the disclosure of which would harm or prejudice
the prevention, investigation and detection of crime and offences, the
apprehension or prosecution of offenders, or the security of any detention
facility or prison.

5.        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.
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6.        Should you have any enquiry, please contact our Principal
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From:        "Raquel Amador" <[FOI #856 email]>
To:        "FOI requests at Correctional Services Department"
<[Correctional Services Department request email]>
Date:        15.10.2021 14:53
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Use of electronic tagging
at Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the conditions at Tai Tam
Gap Correctional Institution. May I know,

A) Are all detainees required to be electronically tagged?

B) If the answer to A) is no, are any detainees being electronically
tagged? If yes, what are the criteria for electronic tagging?

C) From the start of its recommissioning as a detention centre until the
last day of September 2021, how many detainees have been electronically
tagged?

D) What information does the electronic tag collect?

E) Does the electronic tag have an audio recording function?  

F) For what purposes is this information used?

G) Where is this information stored?

H) Who is able to access this information, i.e. the ranks of TTGCI staff
who have access to this information?  

Please kindly respond soon. Thank you for your help with this inquiry.

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.

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[FOI #856 email]

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