|Submitted||March 19, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law we hereby request the following records:
Any contingency plans made by your office for the potential outbreak of covid-19, coronavirus, screening and management of cases, or plans for “social distancing” for any detention facility, jail, or similar. Please be aware that our office is also requesting similar records for any guidance your office might have provided the been provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Prisons or similar agency on the local level.
Documents sufficient to show the amount of testing done by the jail for coronavirus.
Any internal or external discussion about modification to your 287(g) agreement due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Any contingency plans made by your office that might include the following keywords, “social distancing,” “quarantine,” “self-isolation,” “self-observation,” and “social distancing”
Communications between your office between your facility and other health authorities about covid-19 or the coronavirus.
Any protocols, procedures or similar that your office might have for contagious diseases, pandemic planning, viral outbreaks or similar.
Documents sufficient to show any number of testing provided to inmates.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. These records are being requested to inform the public about an urgent public health emergency and we request you expedite the processing of this request.
In the event that there are fees, we would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. We 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. We look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 days. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about the scope of this request
Open The Government
Barnstable County Sheriff's Office,
Please acknowledge reception of our public records request (above) and provide an estimated time to completion.
All the best,
We are in receipt of your May 11, 2020 public records request. Records responsive to your request are already publically available in connection with Committee for Public Counsel Services v. Chief Justice of the Trial Court, SJC-12926. The information can be accessed through this link: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/committee-for-public-counsel-services-v-chief-justice-of-the-trial-court-sjc-12926
Additional records can be found in this drop box link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8eunc8k8pew5otv/AABzoPUu2uEKLU1nHFohYsYHa?dl=0
The Sheriff’s Office has no documents responsive to your request for, “Any internal or external discussion about modification to your 287(g) agreement due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.”
If, after you have reviewed the records available through the links provided, you determine that you need additional records from the Sheriff’s Office, please let me know.
Donna Buckley, Esq.
Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office
6000 Sheriff’s Place
Bourne, MA 02532