NZ: Inmates’ details put on Facebook

Shane Cowlishaw reports:

A prisoner took a muster sheet containing the details of 52 other inmates out of jail, and posted it on Facebook.

Milton prison in South Otago learned of the latest public sector privacy breach last weekend, after discovering the inmate had managed to sneak the sheet out when he was freed.

The Dominion Post can also reveal a second muster sheet from a different prison was then found in the cell of a Milton prisoner, raising concern about the security of the documents.

A muster sheet contains a mugshot, full name and the cell location of each prisoner in a particular area of the prison.

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2 comments to “NZ: Inmates’ details put on Facebook”

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  1. shan - November 20, 2012

    Will the prisoners on that muster list be entitled to any compentation

    • admin - November 20, 2012

      I don’t know NZ law, but I’d be surprised if they got anything.

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