Department of Corrections lawsuits/settlements (Department of Correction)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Correction of Delaware .
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Delaware's Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the lawsuits, grievances, or other mediated conflicts in which this agency was listed as a party. This should include all such lawsuits and otherwise in which this agency was listed either as a plaintiff or a defendant in all instances through the end of 2015. This should also include all such lawsuits, settlements, and otherwise in which was named a party any representative of this agency, any individual acting in some capacity on behalf of this agency, or any company, corporation, or contractor providing services on behalf of this agency. Please include all available segregable data, including but not limited to the parties involved, the nature of the complaint, the date on which proceedings began, the date on which the resolution was reached, the nature of the resolution, the amount used to settle the conflict, any records related to associated legal fees incurred as part of the conflict, etc. This should include requests for funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

Further clarification can be provided upon request.

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 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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Hicks, Chelsea (DOC)

Good afternoon,

Mr. Miller is no longer a DOC employee. In the interim, I will be acting as FOIA Officer. Have you received a response to this request?

Sincerely,

Chelsea D. Hicks, Community Relations Officer
Office of the Commissioner
Department of Correction
245 McKee Rd
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 857-5345 (Office)

From: Hicks, Chelsea (DOC)

Good afternoon,

Please accept this message as acknowledgment that the Delaware Department of Correction has received your written FOIA request.

Please allow the Department 15 business days to review your request, investigate what documents may be available, determine whether these documents are public records as set forth in the FOIA statute, and calculate any potential costs involved in responding to your request. In your request, you’ve stated that you’d like records concerning the following: Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the lawsuits, grievances, or other mediated conflicts in which this agency was listed as a party. This should include all such lawsuits and otherwise in which this agency was listed either as a plaintiff or a defendant in all instances through the end of 2015. Should these records include only litigation for the 2015 calendar year?

Thank you for your interest in the Delaware Department of Correction.

Chelsea D. Hicks, Community Relations Officer
Office of the Commissioner
Department of Correction
245 McKee Rd
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 857-5345 (Office)

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Hicks,

Thank you for your question. Would it be possible to receive materials from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2015?

Thanks so much for your help,
Beryl

From: Hicks, Chelsea (DOC)

Good afternoon,

After careful review and consideration, this Freedom of Information Act cannot be processed via the Delaware Department of Correction due to the following:

· The DOC maintains no such database specific to: Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the lawsuits, grievances, or other mediated conflicts in which this agency was listed as a party. This should include all such lawsuits and otherwise in which this agency was listed either as a plaintiff or a defendant in all instances through the end of 2015) as such is maintained by the Delaware Department of Justice.

In addition to the aforementioned, the DOC must deny your request as you are not a citizen of the state of Delaware.

Sincerely,

Chelsea D. Hicks, Community Relations Officer
Office of the Commissioner
Department of Correction
245 McKee Rd
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 857-5345 (Office)

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