AR DOC "Use of force" reports, 2000 - 2014

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Correction of Arkansas.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), Ark. Code Ann. § § 25-19-101 to 25-19-109, I hereby request the following records:

All statistical information regarding reports of the use of force within the Arkansas Department of Corrections system from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2014

This request is being made as part of a journalistic inquiry. 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Cathy Frye

Hi,

I received your request. (see below)

Per ACA: § 25-19-105<tel:25-19-105>. Examination and copying of public records

(a)(1)(A) Except as otherwise specifically provided by this section or by laws specifically enacted to provide otherwise, all public records shall be open to inspection and copying by any citizen of the State of Arkansas during the regular business hours of the custodian of the records.

Thanks,
Cathy Frye
Public Information Officer and Legislative Liaison
Arkansas Department of Correction
870-267-6205 (office)
870-643-1922 (cell)
cathy.frye@arkansas.gov<mailto:cathy.frye@arkansas.gov>

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May 8, 2015
Department of Correction
P.O. Box 8707<x-apple-data-detectors://6>
Pine Bluff, AR 71611-8707<x-apple-data-detectors://6>

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), Ark. Code Ann. § § 25-19-101<tel:25-19-101> to 25-19-109<tel:25-19-109>, I hereby request the following records:

All statistical information regarding reports of the use of force within the Arkansas Department of Corrections system from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2014

This request is being made as part of a journalistic inquiry. 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

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