Correctional Infraction Data (2019 - 2022)

Nicole Kanu filed this request on behalf of Ben Goehring with the Department of Correction of Arkansas.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Ben Goehring

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Information on all disciplinary infractions given to incarcerated individuals from January 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022 at facilities operated by the Division of Correction. Specifically, I am seeking a spreadsheet, database, or delimited text file(s) — not paper records or a PDF created from data — with the following information for each individual disciplinary infraction:

• Inmate full legal name
• Inmate ID number assigned by the department
• Date
• Full legal name of the officer issuing the infraction
• Full legal name of supervising officer
• Full legal name of the disciplinary hearing officer (if applicable)
• The facility the incident occurred in
• Security level inmate is held in
• Time of the incident
• Place of the incident within the prison
• Officer’s written description of the incident
• Inmate’s response to the infraction
• Was force used and what type of force?
• Specific infractions accused of
• Severity level of the infraction
• Outcome of the infraction (guilty, not guilty, withdrawn, etc.)
• Penalty from the infraction (days of lost good time, days of solitary confinement, lost privileges, etc.)
• Was the penalty from the infraction changed or reduced at a later time?
• Was the infraction appealed?
• Names of witnesses involved

I recognize that each type of incident has different reporting requirements, so these are the general fields I need.

I also recognize that this is a large request. The request is intentionally broad because I do not know what data the department maintains or for what timeframe. If necessary, I can refine my request due to time or cost considerations.

Thank you for your assistance with this request. Please do not hesitate to contact for questions or clarifications.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Nicole Kanu, a citizen of Arkansas, in coordination with Ben Goehring.

From: Department of Correction

We do not maintain a record that is responsive to this request.

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