State-level solitary confinement policies/procedures and reporting requirements (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 policies/procedures and associated reporting requirements for facilities under this agency's jurisdiction (including juvenile, privately-operated, and those of various security level) related to the segregation of an inmate/person in custody/offender due to disciplinary, classification, medical, safety, or other reasons. Please include policies/procedures/reporting requirements for all such segregation activities, including, but not limited to, those associated with the following terms:

• solitary
• solitary confinement
• Security Housing Units
• Special Housing Units
• Intensive Management Units
• Restricted Housing Units
• Communication Management Units
• disciplinary segregation
• administrative segregation
• involuntary protective custody

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is not being made 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 April 9, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Matthews, Michael T (DOC)

All policies can be found here:

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Matthews,

Thank you very much for your note. I was able to locate Policy 804.02 regarding punitive segregation (; however, it makes reference to Policies 803.01 ("Post Orders") and 803.11 ("Permanent Record Logs"), which I am unable to find. Would you be able to provide direction to these materials? It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much,

From: Matthews, Michael T (DOC)

Those policies are secure and not available to the public nor subject to FOIA as they pertain to the safety and security of the prisons.