Post-incarceration employment options (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the D.C. Department of Corrections of District of Columbia.
Multi Request Post-incarceration employment options and reports - September 2018


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

• All policies related to the employment and payment of incarcerated persons under the jurisdiction of this agency.

• The most recent report regarding currently-employed incarcerated persons under the jurisdiction of this agency. Please include all available segregable information, including the type of employment, the wage at which the employment occurs, and any other applicable information. Please do not include any personally identifying information.

• All reports regarding post-incarceration employment for individuals formally under the jurisdiction of this agency.

If no such reports exist and if reports with equivalent information also do not exist, confirmation of the fact that no data at all exists on this subject will suffice.

Please feel free to call the MuckRock office for further clarification: 617-299-1832.

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.


Beryl Lipton

From: D.C. Department of Corrections

Good Afternoon,

This is in response to your below Freedom of Information Act request that was initially received on September 20, 2018, seeking 1) the policy of the D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC) regarding “employment” of inmates and 2) “the most recent report regarding currently-employed” inmates. A copy of records found to be responsive to item 2 is attached. Individuals’ identifiers are redacted on privacy grounds and pursuant to D.C. Code § 2-534(a)(2). The policy requested in item 1 is the Inmate Institutional Work Program, PP Number 4210.2H, posted at DOC website at<>. You may visit the site to obtain a copy.

Your request is also for “all reports regarding post-incarceration employment ….” DOC does not create or maintain the records sought.

If you consider this response a denial of your FOIA request, please note that, under D.C. Official Code § 2-537 and 1 DCMR 412, you have the right to appeal FOIA request denial to the Mayor or to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

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Records, Information & Privacy Officer
D.C. Department of Corrections
Office of the General Counsel
2000 Fourteenth Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-671-2055 (phone)
202-671-1705 (fax)<>

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From: D.C. Department of Corrections

[This is the response that was sent to you 12/20/18.]