Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding X-ray scanners in reception centres. May I know,

A) Are reception centres all equipped with X-ray body scanners to replace body cavity searches as of Dec 2021 (in reference to p27 of this document: https://www.legco.gov.hk/yr15-16/english...

B) If yes, are manual body cavity searches no longer conducted at all of the reception centres in question?

Thank you for your help with this inquiry.

Yours faithfully,

H. Y. Fung

email CSD, Correctional Services Department

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Dear Mr./Ms. FUNG,
   Our department has received your application for access to information
on 23.12.2021.

2.        Your application is now under processing.  According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, this department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
12.1.2022.

3.        In the meantime, please contact Principal Officer Mr. LAM
Shiu-fung at 2582 6021 if you have any enquiry.

Correctional Services Department    
   
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From:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #937 email]>
To:        "FOI requests at Correctional Services Department"
<[Correctional Services Department request email]>
Date:        23.12.2021 12:49
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - X-ray scanners at
reception centres

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding X-ray scanners in
reception centres. May I know,

A)                 Are reception centres all equipped with X-ray body
scanners to replace body cavity searches as of Dec 2021 (in reference to
p27 of this document:
[3]https://www.legco.gov.hk/yr15-16/english...

B)                 If yes, are manual body cavity searches no longer
conducted at all of the reception centres in question?

Thank you for your help with this inquiry.

Yours faithfully,

H. Y. Fung

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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 #937 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:
[4]https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...

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email CSD, Correctional Services Department

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Dear Mr./Ms. FUNG,
Your preceding email refers.  A substantive reply to your request for
information is as follows.
2.        Pursuant to Rule 9 of the Prison Rules (Cap. 234A), every
prisoner shall be searched on admission and at such times subsequently as
the Superintendent or other officer in charge may direct, and all articles
for the possession of which no authority has been given shall be taken
from him. Besides, the Medical Officer, or a Chief Officer, Principal
Officer, Officer or Nurse, authorized by the Medical Officer, may, for
such purpose, search the rectum, nostrils, ears and any other external
orifice of a prisoner.  In recent years, the Correctional Services
Department has introduced X-ray body scanners to prevent any smuggling of
unauthorized articles into the correctional institutions.

3.        Concerning your request for details of the distribution of X-ray
body scanners and the use of body cavity search, 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.

4.        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 –

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                Telephone : 2629 0555
                Fax : 2882 8149

Enquiry
5.        Should you have any enquiry, please contact our Principal
Officer, Mr. LAM Shiu-fung, Johnny,  at 2582 6021.

Correctional Services Department
HKSAR
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From:        email CSD/CSD/HKSARG
To:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #937 email]>
Date:        30.12.2021 08:58
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - X-ray scanners at
reception centres

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Dear Correctional Services Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding X-ray scanners in
reception centres. May I know,

A)                 Are reception centres all equipped with X-ray body
scanners to replace body cavity searches as of Dec 2021 (in reference to
p27 of this document:
[5]https://www.legco.gov.hk/yr15-16/english...

B)                 If yes, are manual body cavity searches no longer
conducted at all of the reception centres in question?

Thank you for your help with this inquiry.

Yours faithfully,

H. Y. Fung

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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 #937 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:
[6]https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[7]https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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5. https://www.legco.gov.hk/yr15-16/english...
6. https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...
7. https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers