Gender Affirming Care Grievances

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Connecticut.
Due Aug. 23, 2018
Est. Completion None
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From: Sarika Ram


To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Any grievances/complaints submitted to the Department of Corrections including any of the following words/phrases:
- 'transgender'
- 'gender dysphoria'
- 'gender affirming care'
- 'gender affirming treatment'
- 'hormones'
- 'hormone therapy'
- 'hormone treatment'
- 'sex reassignment surgery'
- 'gender reassignment surgery'

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, as they become available. We request that the requested complaints please be made available to us as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. 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 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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

From: Department of Corrections

Good afternoon,

We have received your request regarding Gender Affirming Care grievances. We cannot query our grievances for the specific terms you provided. We just do not have that ability.

We do, however, have a directive that addresses this population. Please use the link below.

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DOC/Pdf/Ad/AD0817.pdf?la=en

Sincerely,

FOI Unit

CT Department of Correction

24 Wolcott Hill Road,

Wethersfield, CT 06109

860-692-6290 office

860-692-7873

From: Sarika Ram

Hello,
Thank you for the information.

How are your grievances categorized? I would like to modify my request based on the system used by the Department of Corrections.

Best,
Sarika

From: Department of Corrections

Hi,

Here is our directive regarding grievances.

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DOC/Pdf/Ad/ad0906pdf.pdf?la=en

FOI Unit

CT Department of Correction

24 Wolcott Hill Road,

Wethersfield, CT 06109

860-692-6290 office

860-692-7873

From: Department of Corrections

Good morning,

Here are the categories.

FOI Unit

CT Department of Correction

24 Wolcott Hill Road,

Wethersfield, CT 06109

860-692-6290 office

860-692-7873

From: Sarika Ram

Hello,
Thank you for the information. I would like to please modify my request to the following:

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

-All grievances submitted between January 1, 2018 to the date this request is processed under the 'Mental Health' grievance category

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, as they become available. We request that the requested complaints please be made available to us as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. 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 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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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