Solitary Confinement Statistics [California Department of Corrections]

Rich Jones filed this request with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Office of Audits and Court Compliance of California.
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From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

all reports, charts, spreadsheets, log books, presentations, memos, emails and any other sources of data recording usage of Security Housing Unit ("SHU") facilities. Please provide as detailed inmate files as possible if they are available and able to be released.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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.

Sincerely,

Rich Jones

From: MuckRock

I wanted to follow up on the below request. Thanks for your help!

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

This records request was originally sent to OACC.information@cdcr.ca.gov, but the email bounced back. Please see below for a record request, and confirm receipt by the contact information below.

Thank you.

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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

all reports, charts, spreadsheets, log books, presentations, memos, emails and any other sources of data recording usage of Security Housing Unit ("SHU") facilities. Please provide as detailed inmate files as possible if they are available and able to be released.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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.

Sincerely,

Rich Jones

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Clark, Kathryn A.@CDCR

Good morning Mr. Jones,
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has received and reviewed your Public Records Act request regarding the usage of the SHU. Unfortunately, CDCR's response to your request is being delayed. Our search for records has been held up by key personnel being on vacation. We are working on gathering responsive, non-exempt records, and I will get back to you within the next two weeks.

Please feel free to call or email me with any questions, concerns, etc.

Thank you,

Kathryn Clark
Attorney
Public Records Act Team
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
(916) 445-5298
(916) 327-5306 (fax)
Kathryn.Clark@cdcr.ca.gov

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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

all reports, charts, spreadsheets, log books, presentations, memos, emails and any other sources of data recording usage of Security Housing Unit ("SHU") facilities. Please provide as detailed inmate files as possible if they are available and able to be released.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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.

Sincerely,

Rich Jones
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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Thornton, Terry@CDCR

Hi,

Can you please call me about your request?

Terry Thornton
Deputy Press Secretary
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Office of Public and Employee Communications
o: (916) 445-4950
c: (916) 716-5989
terry.thornton@cdcr.ca.gov

CDCR is hiring 7,000 peace officers over three years
http://www.JOINCDCR.com

From: Rich Jones

Hi Terry,

I'm awfully busy so if you don't mind, can you please express whatever you need from me in writing? If we do need to do a call, that's fine, I'd just like to know about what we're going to talk about so I can prepare properly.

Thanks ever so much,
Rich Jones

From: Thornton, Terry@CDCR

Hi Rich,

You requested " all reports, charts, spreadsheets, log books, presentations, memos, emails and any other sources of data recording usage of Security Housing Unit ("SHU") facilities. Please provide as detailed inmate files as possible if they are available and able to be released."

Your request is overly broad and not specific. It could take a year or more just to find and locate just emails from approximately 50,000 employees. Also, there is not time frame associated with your request. CDCR has had Security Housing Units for decades. Are you really seeking "all" reports and other documents about the SHU going back decades?

What is it you really want to know?

Terry Thornton
Deputy Press Secretary
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Office of Public and Employee Communications
o: (916) 445-4950
c: (916) 716-5989
terry.thornton@cdcr.ca.gov

CDCR is hiring 7,000 peace officers over three years
http://www.JOINCDCR.com

From: Rich Jones

I am seeking the requested documents. I am seeking as much raw information as is possible. Do you not have the necessary infrastructure to perform public records request searches for your own employees' communications?

Most fundamentally: I am interested in obtaining both tabulated data and written reports concerning all usage of SHU facilities.

If none of that is available, I am interested in summary statistics of SHU usage. Particularly, demographic information about the usage of SHU facilities - for instance, racial, religious, geographic and age demographic information about people held in SHU facilities. If reports containing this information have been created, I want those reports, as well as the datasets used in creating those reports. If those reports have not been created, I want the raw datasets which would allow those statistics to be calculated. Digital documents are greatly preferred. CSV and Excel formatted files are welcomed.

I am seeking records for as far back as they are available. If that is too burdensome, limit the scope from January 1, 2000 onwards.

If there are any problems or questions, please feel free to reach me via this email address and I will respond as promptly as possible. I am happy to assist in any way possible.

Thank you very much,
Rich Jones

From: Thornton, Terry@CDCR

Rich,

Can you please call me to discuss this?

Terry Thornton
Deputy Press Secretary
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Office of Public and Employee Communications
o: (916) 445-4950
c: (916) 716-5989
terry.thornton@cdcr.ca.gov

CDCR is hiring 7,000 peace officers over three years
http://www.JOINCDCR.com

From: MuckRock

Hi there,

Would it be possible to please get an update on this request? Is further clarification still necessary?

Thank you.

From: Thornton, Terry@CDCR

Yes. Further clarification is still necessary. I have been waiting for you to call.

Terry Thornton
Deputy Press Secretary
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Office of Public and Employee Communications
o: (916) 445-4950
c: (916) 716-5989
terry.thornton@cdcr.ca.gov<mailto:terry.thornton@cdcr.ca.gov>

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