COVID vaccines (Department of Corrections)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Arizona .
Tracking #

R008895-012521

Multi Request COVID vaccines
Est. Completion Feb. 27, 2021
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

* Files, including letters, memos and emails, describing or discussing policies, guidance and procedures for providing COVID-19 vaccines to prisoners/inmates and/or staff.

* Files mentioning or describing the number of vaccines given to prisoners/inmates and/or staff.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 there are fees, 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.

Sincerely,

Emma North-Best

From: Department of Corrections

Dear Emma North-Best: The Arizona Department of Corrections received and initiated your public records request.  Your request was received in this office on 1/25/2021 and given the reference number R008895-012521 for tracking purposes. Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

* Files, including letters, memos and emails, describing or discussing policies, guidance and procedures for providing COVID-19 vaccines to prisoners/inmates and/or staff.

* Files mentioning or describing the number of vaccines given to prisoners/inmates and/or staff.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 there are fees, 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.

Sincerely,

Emma North-Best

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/ Your request will be forwarded to the relevant department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question. PLEASE NOTE: The State Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions. NOTICE:  A.R.S. 31-221(E) any active inmate from viewing or obtaining any inmate records, including his or her own prison records, except as provided in A.R.S. § 31-221(D) and Rule 123 of the Arizona Supreme Court.” prohibits Thank You, Arizona Department of Corrections Note:   If you are seeking Medical records from inactive inmates or inmates housed at one of the following facilities: CACF, Florence West, Kingman, Marana, Phoenix West or Red Rock, please contact the ADC Medical Records Monitor at (Ph: 602-255-2493; Fax: 602-364-2958). Note:    If you are seeking Medical records for active inmates housed at one of the following facilities: Douglas, Eyman, Florence, Lewis, Perryville, Phoenix, Safford, Tucson, Winslow or Yuma, these records must be requested from the contracted health care provider, Centurion. The telephone number for Centurion is (833) 981-0041 and the fax number for the request is (480) 897-9145.

From: Department of Corrections

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Public Access Public Records Request - R008895-012521 Good morning, In regard to the first part of your request you may refer to our Management Strategy on our public website, corrections.az.gov. In response to policies regarding COVID 19 we do not have a policy regarding COVID 19. If you are seeking an email search we will need some additional information. We would need you to identify a specific time frame, custodians, and search terms in order to run the search. Please provide that information and we will continue processing that portion of your request. In regard to section two of your request we are still researching this. Thank you, Public Access

From: Department of Corrections

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Public Access Public Records Request - R008895-012521 Good morning, I just wanted to follow up with you in regard to this request. Are you still interested in receiving records responsive to this request? If so we are in need of some additional information. If you are seeking an email search we will need some additional information. We would need you to identify a specific time frame, custodians, and search terms in order to run the search. Please provide that information and we will continue processing that portion of your request. Thank you, Public Access

From: Department of Corrections

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Public Access Public Records Request - R008895-012521 (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=nZGH0ylxadMp5hTpNkeAFp2pp1oEdHcBnY5NIZQe-2BTN7uvUVxfVeWlcHhMFg9MJ-2FNEaq6h19YzXGee7qV5K-2BaQ-3D-3DJC_j_OrTa9fNoDpN-2FWPhCfxwZK13NPFlxXaSdbw6WEV3MzJrFolXzxxod92wfpvODuc8cXX-2FX1l-2F3EW56ZZIXX-2FHoafPA47TVbh6eAXCHKXkhpkOp9qheecYa-2BLoHzQv1X3uYI8MTXC5INsuinuMk5VjfMRRTyM0Zzngh7jiAFjka986uYjh4Uo25kamHQCF2uvHzS7lvKP-2FkIz4vokiQ8HzxHa2ptQBgBCQsxLyGuQkGmEHNmg-2FM6Qj0TQ6Fun0cEc5CUGDUx8-2BjUXKCuOL-2BlrGdp9TRu1YXZEMLfehyNhAtJD7sY8OjmZ8bhIq50ZRZPXtHRsnzZ1f26wTwkb8J9npSSXfw-2BqCdVZ5Hoo-2F-2FRlegquZE7-2Fok9qVdo9hxe72-2F-2BFxTykGi9sWFdncKrAJ-2B-2FqGFwQ-3D-3D) Good morning,
I just wanted to follow up with you in regard to this request. Are you still interested in receiving records responsive to this request? If so we are in need of some additional information. If you are seeking an email search we will need some additional information. We would need you to identify a specific time frame, custodians, and search terms in order to run the search. Please provide that information and we will continue processing that portion of your request. If we do not receive a response regarding this request by February 27, 2021 we will go ahead and consider this request withdrawn, closing accordingly. Thank you, Public Access

From: Emma North-Best

Yes, I am still interested in the records I requested less than a month ago. The time frame is self-explanatory, due to COVID. However since you need to hear it, you may limit the search to beginning of the COVID outbreak in January 2020 through the present. The search terms, "covid," "vaccine," and "covid vaccine", are also self-explanatory.

I look forward to you processing

From: Department of Corrections

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Public Access Public Records Request - R008895-012521 Good morning,
We are respectfully closing your request due to no response. If the records are still needed, please refer to our previous communication and we will be happy to assist you. Thank you, Public Access

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