The Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into effect on 1 January 2005.
This Act gives any person, of any nationality, anywhere in the world the right to request official information from public authorities, including the Prison and Probation Ombudsman. This right is subject to certain exemptions.
To make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you can contact us here.
Further information and advice on Freedom of Information can be found on the Information Commissioner's website: http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_the_public/access_to_official_information.aspx