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

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

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

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

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. ยง 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. This request is being made as part of a journalistic inquiry. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: PIO, DOC

Thank you for your inquiry which is appropriately being forwarded, by CC here, to our Freedom of Information Unit for attention. Please expect to hear from that unit directly. For your convenience, the following link is contact information for that unit. http://www.ct.gov/doc/cwp/view.asp?a='1503&q=265518

Thank you. (lc)

Public Information Office
CT Department of Correction
24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: 860.692.7780
Fax: 860.692.7783
Email: doc.pio@ct.gov<mailto:doc.pio@ct.gov>
Website: <http://www.ct.gov/doc> www.ct.gov/doc<http://www.ct.gov/doc>

From: FOI, DOC

Re: Freedom of Information Request - Use of Force Statistics

Dear Mr. Lipton:

This acknowledges receipt of your request received by our office on May 11, 2015, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, requesting statistical information regarding reports of the use of force within the Connecticut Department of Correction from 1/1/00 through 12/31/14. You will be contacted again in the near future regarding this request.

Thank you,

Carole, FOI Unit

From: FOI, DOC

Good morning,

The information you seek can be found on our website. I have provided the link below.

http://www.ct.gov/doc/lib/doc/PDF/PDFReport/Incidents2014.pdf

Sincerely,

CS Washington

FOI Administrator
CT Department of Correction
860-692-6290 office
860-692-7873 fax

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello!

Thank you very much for your direction. However, I'm wondering if there is more detailed data available, including, at the least, reports organized by individual facility.

Thanks again for your time!
Beryl

From: FOI, DOC

Good morning,

If you are looking for each use of force report from each facility that would take a very long time to complete and would be very expensive, maybe in the thousand dollars range. Please let me know if you are still interested.

Sincerely,

CS Washington

FOI Administrator
CT Department of Correction
860-692-6290 office
860-692-7873 fax

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello,

Would it be more cost effective to request this information from each facility individually? Is some aggregated record of the reports maintained?

Thank you for your help!
Beryl

From: FOI, DOC

Good morning,

The only aggregated report we have is the one that is on our website. The report on our website only displays a statistical report. If you are interested in a particular facility please let me know which one so I can assist you.

Sincerely,

CS Washington

FOI Administrator
CT Department of Correction
860-692-6290 office
860-692-7873 fax

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