State/local policies re: hostages within correctional facilities (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Colorado.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All policies, procedures, memorandums of agreements, other memos, directives, communications, occurrence reports, and any other relevant materials regarding the reporting, negotiations, control, aftermath, and general treatment of hostages taken or individuals restrained in a hostage-like manner by individuals detained or under the supervision of facilities maintained under the jurisdiction of this agency, including juvenile, local, and private facilities, if applicable. If additional policies are maintained by other agencies, direction indicating such would be greatly appreciated.

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.


Beryl Lipton

From: Jacobson - DOC, Adrienne

Release of hostage management policies is denied as contrary to the public
interest pursuant to CRS 24-72-305. Release of this information to the
general public would cause disclosure of security techniques, procedures
and tools.

*Adrienne L. Jacobson*
*Associate Director - Legal Services*

P 719.226.4247 | C 719.429.4882
2862 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 |


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