Procedures and policies related to the handling of inmate grievances (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Alaska.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Alaska Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All procedures and policies related to the handling of inmate grievances.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 19, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Schmitz, Richard F (DOC)

P&Ps related to prisoner grievances may be found here:
There is also a P&P 808.04 (Removal from Rehabilitative Programs) which establishes an appeal process for a prisoner who is removed from a program. That P&P is pending final review, so I will send you a link when it is approved.
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From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Schmitz,

This is indeed helpful. I would appreciate the link when it is available. Thank you very much!

I hope you had a lovely holiday!

From: Schmitz, Richard F (DOC)

Yes, 808.04 is final now. Here is a link:

Hope this helps!