COVID-19 @ Corrections, BoP(s), Correctional Facilities/Institutions (Department of Corrections)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Florida .
Tracking #

19-1112

Multi Request COVID-19 @ Corrections, BoP(s), Correctional Facilities/Institutions
Est. Completion None
Status
Partially Completed

Communications

From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

Records describing the co-pay for each medical service at each applicable facilities

Records describing the number of inmates reported to infirmary between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request

Records describing the number of inmates reported respiratory/breathing issues, flu-like or pneumonia-like symptoms between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request

Records describing the number of inmates were referred to higher level of care, how many were sent to outside facilities, how many outside medical personnel visited each prison/facility between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request

Records describing the number COVID-19 tests each prison has performed, how many ordered, process for testing between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request

Records describing the number of units of soap, shampoo and other personal hygiene and sanitary, sanitizing or cleaning products distributed from September until now, how many sold from commissary, how many distributed normally, how many were requested by prisoners between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request

Records describing the number of units of clothing sold in commissary, sanitary pads, coffee filters between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request

Records describing transfers in and out of each prison between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request

Records describing statistics on BOP prisoners in overflow or other non-BOP facilities i.e. county, city, state jails, as well as those listed "not in BOP custody" between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request

Records describing monthly prison populations between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request

Records describing the number of prisoners released each month between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request

Emails and memos from senior management/leadership on compassionate release due to COVID-19 between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request

Compassionate release guidance both general and specific to COVID-19, released or in effect between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request

Records describing the ordered quantities of the medications 4E2RCat, ABBV-744, Camostat, Captopril, CB5083, Chloramphenicol, Chloroquine, Compound 10, Compound 2, CPI-0610, Dabrafenib, DBeQ, dBET6, IHVR-19029, Linezolid, Lisinopril, Minoxidil, ML240, MZ1, Nafamostat, Pevonedistat, PS3061, Rapamycin (Sirolimus), Sanglifehrin A, Sapanisertib (INK128/MlN128), FK-506 (Tacrolimus), Ternatin 4 (DA3), Tigecycline, Tomivosertib (eFT-508), Verdinexor, WDB002, Zotatifin (eFT226), Loratadine, Daunorubicin, Midostaurin, Ponatinib, Silmitasertib , Valproic Acid, Haloperidol, Metformin, Migalastat, S-verapamil, Indomethacin, Ruxolitinib, Mycophenolic acid, Entacapone, Ribavirin, E-52862, Merimepodib, RVX-208, XL413, AC-55541, Apicidin, AZ3451, AZ8838, Bafilomycin A1, CCT 365623, GB110, H-89, JQ1, PB28, PD-144418, RS-PPCC, TMCB, UCPH-101, ZINC1775962367, ZINC4326719, ZINC4511851, ZINC95559591, favipiravir, hydroxychloroquine, zinc, azithromycin, between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Department of Corrections

Thank you for your email. The Florida Department of Corrections is in receipt of your public records request. This request has been assigned and the analyst within the Public Records Unit is reviewing your request, determining any and all custodians that may exist within the department. Once the custodians and scope of your request is defined, we will advise you of your Public Records Request tracking number (PRR #), along with the identified custodians and their timeframes in which to expect a response, in accordance with Department procedure.

If records responsive to your request are determined to exist, you may be provided with a cost estimate. This is an estimate of the cost to prepare and provide the records requested. If the final records exceed that cost estimate, you will be provided a supplemental invoice for the additional cost. Following receipt of payment, records will be prepared for release in accordance with Ch. 119 and s. 945.10, F.S. Due to the volume of requests received by each custodian, it could take approximately 3-6 weeks to receive a response from one or all custodians. This office will facilitate your request in order to ensure that you receive the most expedient response possible.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Records Unit, or the Public Records Administrator, Jamie Scarbrough, at (850) 717-3605 or via email at CO.PublicRecords@FDC.MyFlorida.com<mailto:CO.PublicRecords@FDC.MyFlorida.com> .

***Please note, due to concerns surrounding the current pandemic and the safety of our staff, the Department of Corrections has instituted teleworking by staff in this office. This is causing an increased delay in response times. Requests are processed in the order received. Please be patient as we work to serve you in a reasonable timeframe, while doing our best to keep staff safe and abide by the current CDC guidelines for social distancing. Serving the public continues to be a priority and we are working to prevent unnecessary delays in processing your request.***

Respectfully,

Florida Department of Corrections

Public Records Unit

501 South Calhoun Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32399

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Best:

The Department of Corrections is in receipt of an email public records request dated April 23, 2020 for Fourteen items relating to CoVid-19.
If any records are determined to exist, the custodian/s will provide your office an invoice for production of the records and, upon receipt of payment, the records will be provided in accordance with Chapter 119, Florida Statutes and Sec. 945.10, Florida Statutes. If you have any questions regarding this request, please contact me at the contact information provided below. Thank you.
***Please note, due to concerns surrounding the current pandemic and the safety of our staff, the Department of Corrections has instituted teleworking by staff in this office. This is causing an increased delay in response times. Requests are processed in the order received. Please be patient as we work to serve you in a reasonable timeframe, while doing our best to keep staff safe and abide by the current CDC guidelines for social distancing. Serving the public continues to be a priority and we are working to prevent unnecessary delays in processing your request.***

Dianne H. Houpt
Public Information Specialist
Florida Department of Corrections
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
dianne.houpt@fdc.myflorida.com
Office: (850) 717-3605
Direct: (850) 717-3615
Fax: (850) 922-4355
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From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Best:

Please see COVID-19 link below from our public website in a partial response to your request above. As I stated in my email below from yesterday, I have forwarded your request to our Office of Health Services for review and response.

http://www.dc.state.fl.us/comm/covid-19.html#stats

Dianne H. Houpt
Public Information Specialist
Florida Department of Corrections
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
dianne.houpt@fdc.myflorida.com
Office: (850) 717-3605
Direct: (850) 717-3615
Fax: (850) 922-4355
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CONFIDENTIALITY & PUBLIC RECORDS NOTICE: This message and any attachments are for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information that is exempt from public disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender by phone and destroy the original and all copies. Please be aware that the State of Florida has a broad public records law and that any correspondence sent to this email address may be subject to public disclosure.

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Best:

Please note for Item #1 of your request, I forwarded this portion of your request to Ashley Stokes, Bureau of Policy Management, for the applicable procedure. Please see response below provided by Cyndi Jevyak, Quality Management Coordinator, GOC III, HIPAA Privacy Officer, Office of Health Services, advising their office has no responsive records to provide for Items #2, #3, a portion of #4, #13 and #14. For the 1st portion of Item #4, Ms. Jevyak advises that you will need to contact Vicki Love, Vice-President of Operations, Centurion Medical at vlove@teamcenturion.com<mailto:vlove@teamcenturion.com>; telephone number is (844) 474-5955, Ext. #6001; for the 2nd portion of Item #4 for "how my medical personnel visited each prison/facility between September 2019 to the date of processing this request", Ms. Jevyak advises their office has no responsive records. In addition for Item #5, please refer to the COVID-19 link as follows: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/comm/covid-19.html#stats.

Please note that I have contacted the Bureau of Security Operations for Items #6, #7, and #8. For Item #9, please contact the Federal Bureau of Prisons for these records. Please also note that I have forwarded your request for Items #10 and #11 to David Ensley, Chief, Bureau of Research & Data Analysis for a response. In addition, for Item #12, an email search will need to be conducted by our Office of Information Technology, however you will need to provide specific "keywords" and "specific parameters" in order to go forth with the search. Please provide this information to me at your very earliest convenience if you wish to go forward with an email search..

Please note that OIT processes email search requests in the order in which they are received. The number of pending requests, the complexity of search criteria and parameters and the date range contribute to the response time. Upon completion of your email search, you will be provided with a cost estimate for production of the returned emails. Subsequent to receipt of payment and the records being reviewed for any confidential information, which may or may not be contained within the emails, the records will be produced in accordance with s. 945.10 and Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the contact information provided below. Thank you Ms. Best.

Dianne H. Houpt
Public Information Specialist
Florida Department of Corrections
Office of Administration, Room #436
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
dianne.houpt@fdc.myflorida.com
Office: (850) 717-3605
Direct: (850) 717-3615
Fax: (850) 922-4355
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See attached.

We have no records responsive.

Cyndi

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Best:

Please see spreadsheet attached above provided by Vicki Newsome, Operations Manager, Classification Management, in response to Item #8 Records describing transfers in and out of each prison between September 2019 and the date of processing the request. Please note there is no charge for production of the records and there are no redactions of confidential information.

Currently, I am waiting on a response for Item #6, and will send it to you when I receive it today.

Dianne H. Houpt
Government Operations Consultant I
Florida Department of Corrections
Office of Administration, Room #436
Public Records Unit
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
dianne.houpt@fdc.myflorida.com
Office: (850) 717-3605
Direct: (850) 717-3615
Fax: (850) 922-4355
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Inspiring Success by Transforming One Life at a Time
Respect * Integrity * Courage * Selfless Service * Compassion

CONFIDENTIALITY & PUBLIC RECORDS NOTICE: This message and any attachments are for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information that is exempt from public disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender by phone and destroy the original and all copies. Please be aware that the State of Florida has a broad public records law and that any correspondence sent to this email address may be subject to public disclosure.

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