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Our Ref: 00222Ali Rachid Ammoun Acacia rison !oc"ed #a$ 1 %OORO!OO %A &''(

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* refer to +our letter dated & ,e-ruar+ 2013. addressed to the )inister for Corrective Services. /on )urra+ Co0per )!A. re$ardin$ +our application for interstate transfer to 1e0 South %ales 21S%3 in accordance 0ith the provisions of the Prisoners (Interstate Transfer) Act 1983 2the Act34 As +ou ma+ -e a0are. a State election 0ill -e held on 5 )arch 20134 ,ollo0in$ an election announcement. the Government assumes a 6careta"er6 role. ensurin$ that decisions are not made that 0ould -ind an incomin$ $overnment or limit its freedom of action4 Given these circumstances. the )inister for Corrective Services has as"ed me to 0rite to +ou on his -ehalf4 Due to the Government -ein$ in 7careta"er8 mode. a decision relatin$ to +our application for interstate transfer is una-le to -e made until the election has -een finalised and the )inister for Corrective Services is appointed9reappointed ,ollo0in$ the outcome of the election. a comprehensive report 0ill -e provided to )inister for consideration in relation to re:uest for interstate transfer to 1S%4 * 0ill ensure that +our letter is included 0ith the information provided to the )inister for consideration4 the +our

;ours sincerel+

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rivate and Confidential )r Ali Rachid Ammoun Acacia rison !oc"ed #a$ 1 %OORO!OO %A &''(

Dear )r Ammoun =han" +ou for +our correspondence received on 2190292013 concernin$ +our desire to transfer to a 14S4%4 prison4 ACC<SS 0ould li"e to advise that this application 0ill not -e considered prior to 1' )arch 2013 0hich is one +ear after +our previous application. as per risoners 2*nterstate =ransfer3 Act 15(34 ;ours sincerel+

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Mr. J Francis Commissioner Mr. Ali Rachid Ammoun Acacia Prison Locked a! 1 "ooroloo #$$% &overnment of "estern Australia Department of Corrective Services Locked a! '' 1(1 St &eor!e)s *ee Perth #+++

',rd April '+1,.

Dear Sir-Madam. / am 0ritin! to 1ou in re!ard to m1 application for /nterstate *ransfer to 2e0 South "ales. As far as / kno0 m1 application is at this time 3ein! considered and a comprehensive report 0ill 3e provided for 1our perusal. *here are certain issues that / 0ish 1ou to take into consideration at this time and / 0ould ask that 1ou !ive them the utmost consideration.

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I %ave no 6a3il7 in West Australia5 I a3 not a8le to receive visits unless t%e7 travel 6ro3 95 5W :7 %ealt% %as "one do4n%ill and continues to do so5 :7 3ental %ealt% is also at ris(5 I su66er 6ro3 8outs o6 severe depression and 4orr7 a8out 37 son5 I %ave 8een in6or3ed 87 t%e ;octor %ere t%at due to severe art%ritis I 4ould 3ost certainl7 8ene6it 6ro3 t%e trans6er and 8ein" in a 3ore suita8le environ3ent 4it% 37 6a3il7 close at %and5 I a3 8oo(ed to "o to t%e %ospital 6or treat3ent in t%e ne<t 6e4 4ee(s

#%e last t%in" I 4ould li(e to e<plain to 7ou is t%at due to 37 lan"ua"e and not receivin" an7 visits I reall7 6eel I a3 di66erent to t%e ot%er prisoners and it is i6 I a3 in anot%er countr75 :7 3ot%er 4%o is a"ed over ,' is "oin" to live 4it% 37 8rot%er in 95 5W5 and t%is 3a78e t%e last ti3e I "et to see %er5

I do %ope to %ear 6ro3 7ou soon5 =ours sincerel7>

*o. *he Minister for Corrective Services *he Commissioner D4CS ACC5SS 6uman Ri!hts 7 58ual 4pportunit1.

Ali Ammoun Acacia Prison Locked a! 1 "ooroloo #$$% "A.

#*6 Fe3ruar1 '+1,. "ith Respect. First of all let me sa1 that the most important issue at this moment in m1 life is m1 transfer to 2e0 South "ales. *he most important reason for m1 Application to achieve this is to 3e near m1 famil1. 3ut in particular m1 son. / 0ould ask that 1ou put 1ourselves in m1 position. and in sa1in! this / do reali9e that the responsi3ilit1 for m1 imprisonment lies firml1 at m1 feet. Due to man1 factors / have !raduall1 !one do0nhill and m1 mental and ps1chical 0ell 3ein! have suffered. *he ma:orit1 of prisoners here at Acacia Prison have families and can see them at least once or t0ice a 0eek; the1 can also phone their families as man1 times as the1 like durin! the da1. limited onl1 31 0hatever funds the1 have. / am not in the position to phone m1 famil1 ver1 often due to the lack of funds. 1 honestl1 3elieve if / 0as close to m1 immediate famil1 m1 0hole attitude and 0ell 3ein! 0ould improve immensel1 0ith their support. / reali9e that the s1stem has a dut1 of care for ever1 prisoner and if 1ou decide to !rant m1 transfer / am sure that the dut1 of care in re!ard to me 0ould 3e !ratefull1 accepted. / have enclosed copies of m1 Certificate of completion of the pro!ram Stoppin! Famil1 <iolence and a cop1 of a letter from the Minister of Corrective Services. Ac 4nce a!ain Sir. m1 famil1 is m1 ver1 life and / need to 3e closer to them.

=ours sincerel1.?on :urra7 Co4per :LA nister 6or #rainin" and Wor(6orce ;evelop3ent@ Corrective ervices Our Ref: @&-0003A

)r Ali Rachid Ammoun #un-ur+ Re$ional rison O #oB @@@ #C1#CR; %A &230

Dear )r Ammoun * refer to +our application for interstate transfer to 1e0 South %ales in accordance 0ith provisions of the Prisoners (Interstate Transfer) Act 1983. * note that +ou are scheduled to underta"e the domestic violent offendin$ treatment pro$ram in order to address +our offendin$ -ehaviour and * -elieve that this is an important step in +our pro$ress to release4 As +ou are scheduled to participate in this treatment pro$ram in %estern Australia in the second half of 2012.1 have decided not to consent to +our transfer at this time4 lease -e advised that in line 0ith section A of the Prisoners (Interstate Transfer) Act 1983, a further re:uest for interstate transfer 0ill not -e considered until one +ear follo0in$ +our initial re:uest4 v Should +ou decide to re-appl+ for interstate transfer. +ou are encoura$ed to do so after +our successful completion of the domestic violent offendin$ treatment pro$ram4 ;ours sincerel+

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Gouheir Ammoun 'A Friend Street B Merr1lands 2S" '1#+ *o "hom /t Ma1 Concern / am the 3rother of Ali Ammoun 0ho is currentl1 servin! time at Acacia Prison near Per ill in "estern Australia. / am a0are that he has successfull1 completed the Stoppin! Famil1 <iolence Pro!ram and that Ali 3elieves that this Pro!ram has !reatl1 helped him. Ali)s son. Rachid Ammoun. lives 0ith me C)kHH"ife.famil1IJ at m1 CHHHourJ home. As such. / 3elieve that / am particularl1 sensitive to Rachid and his thinkin! and / 3elieve that he 0ould !reatl1 3enefit from 3ein! a3le to personall1 visit his father in prison in 2e0 South "ales. / 3elieve that Rachid is at an important time in his life 0hen 3ein! a3le to personall1 speak 0ith his father a3out the man1 important life issues he encounters Please note that the unconditional support m1self and m1 famil1 offers Ali remains unchan!ed from m1 previous correspondence and 0e all !reatl1 hope that Ali)s Application.to relocate to a prison in 2S" 0ill 3e positivel1 received 31 the Corrective S3rvice Authorities. Should 1ou 0ish to contact me concernin! this matter. / look for0ard to hearin! from 1ou either at the aforementioned address or 31 telephone op +' K#1,+A%K. . Lind re!ards

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Gouheir Ammoun Decem3er '+1'6ilda Amino un 6anr.ouche 1K, "an!ee Road &reenacre 2S" '1K+ *o "hom /t Ma1 Concern / 0rite this letter to 1ou in support of m1 3rother. Ali Ammoun. / am a0are? that he has recentl1 made Application to the Minister For Corrective Services for transfer to 2e0 South "ales. 6e has made this application as he desires to 3e nearer to his immediate famil1. in particular his son Rach:d Ammoun. / am a0are. from m1 man1 telephone calls 0ith Ali. that he desperatel1 misses his immediate famil1 3ut particularl1 Rachid. his son. 6e 0ishes for his son to 3e a3le to personall1 visit him and to 3e a3le to provide !uidance and support as Rach? d is at an important time in his life as he matures into a responsi3le and la0 a3idin! adult. 0are that Ali has recentl1 successfull1 completed the Stoppin! Famil1 lFFiFAl:ha$ spoken to me a3out this Pro!ram and that he 3elieves that Please note that all that / have said in previous letters still remains true and current. Should 1ou 0ish to contact me. / ver1 much look for0ard to this and can 3e contacted at the a3ovementioned address or 31 telephone on +' K#(' #1#A. Lind re!ards

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6ilda Ammoun 6armouche Decem3er '+1'Rachid Ammoun 'A Friend Street Merr1lands 2S" '1#+ *o "hom /t Ma1 Concern / 0rite this letter in support of m1 father and his application to transfer from prison in N 1 "estern Australia to a prison in 2e0 South "ales. . 6e makes this application to ena3le m1self and his famil1 to 3e a3le to visit him. Presentl1 0e are una3le to visit him due to his 3ein! incarcerated in "estern Australia O the cost of travel 3ein! the main factor and / !reatl1 0ish to 3e a3le to see m1 Dad and to !et his advice and !uidance on issues that arise in m1 life. Please note that m1 previous letter)s still stand and / !reatl1 look for0ard to 1our positive response to his application. / can 3e contacted at the a3ovementioned address at an1 time and / 0ill !ladl1 provide an1 farther information that 1o ma1 re8uire. Lind re!ards

Decem3er '+1'

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)r A1 Rachid Ammoun Cl- Acacia %OORO!OO %A &''(

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Dear )r Ammoun *nterstate =ransfer Application - 1e0 South %ales lease -e advised that /on >oe ,rancis. )inister for Corrective Services 2%A3 has 0ritten to the /on Gre$ Smith ) . )inister for >ustice 21S%3 see"in$ his consent to +our transfer in accordance 0ith the re:uirements of the Prisoners (Interstate Transfer) Act 1983. =he /on Gre$ Smith ) 0ill consider +our application and respond 0ith his decision in due course4 lease note that this process can ta"e approBimatel+ siB to t0elve months and this can eBtend dependin$ on the circumstances of each case4 ;ours sincerel+. #rian <llis Director

Sentence )ana$ement Once this decision is received +ou 0ill -e informed of the outcome4 2 )a+ 2013

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