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The Department of Corrections released the data to RNZ under the Official Information Act, following the sentencing of Stephen Mark Gotty for a sex attack.

Gotty, a repeat sex offender, was allowed to choose his cellmate, and he sexually attacked the 19-year-old once their cell door was locked on their first night.

According to Corrections, 15 prisoners subject to double-bunking have complained of being sexually assaulted by their cellmate, in or outside their cell, from 2010 to 2016.