State/local policies re: hostages within correctional facilities (Alabama Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Alabama Department of Corrections of Alabama.
Est. Completion None


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Alabama's Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

All policies, procedures, memorandums of agreements, other memos, directives, communications, occurrence reports, and any other relevant materials regarding the reporting, negotiations, control, aftermath, and general treatment of hostages taken or individuals restrained in a hostage-like manner by individuals detained or under the supervision of facilities maintained under the jurisdiction of this agency, including juvenile, local, and private facilities, if applicable. If additional policies are maintained by other agencies, direction indicating such would be greatly appreciated.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Beryl Lipton

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Acknowledgement of this request has not yet been received. Provision of such, as well as an estimated date of completion, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

No acknowledgement of this request has yet been received. Provision of such, as well as an estimated date of completion, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: Records, Public (DOC)

You must follow the Department's procedure to request public records by completing the Public Records Request Form, which I have attached for your convenience, (the request form can be found on our website under request public records for future reference) and submit it along with a $25.00 processing fee. The processing fee payment must be submitted in the form of a cashier's check or money order made payable to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

Once we receive your completed form and processing fee, we will review our records for documents responsive to your request. If we determine there are records responsive to your request, we will notify you of the final costs to produce the records. Once final payment is received, we will mail the records to you. The procedure to request public records, including our fee schedule, is further explained in the public records request form.

Please note that we do not produce documents electronically in connection with public records requests.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Janice Hughes
Research and Planning Division
Alabama Department of Corrections


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