Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People (Department of Corrections)

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Florida.
Multi Request Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People
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From: Sarika Ram


To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Any informational and educational materials distributed in correctional facilities about housing options available to inmates post-release
-Any currently valid policies/procedures detailing Department reentry services specific to accessing housing options post-release
-Any statistical reports detailing admission and release trends from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any statistical reports detailing recidivism data from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any statistical reports regarding inmates' housing status prior to and following commitment to the Department from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017

Please provide materials from all state correctional facilities and on a rolling basis, as they become available.

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

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,

Sarika Ram

From: Department of Corrections

Dear Ms. Ram:

The Florida Department of Corrections is in receipt of your public records request below for the following:

1. -Any informational and educational materials distributed in correctional facilities about housing options available to inmates post-release
2. -Any currently valid policies/procedures detailing Department reentry services specific to accessing housing options post-release
3. -Any statistical reports detailing admission and release trends from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
4. -Any statistical reports detailing recidivism data from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
5. -Any statistical reports regarding inmates' housing status prior to and following commitment to the Department from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017

Existing records responsive to item numbers 3 - 5 are maintained at the following link to the public website: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/pub/index.html

Item numbers 1 and 2 of your request, PRR 18-481, have been forwarded to the Division of Development, Improvement, and Readiness and the Bureau of Policy Management for review and response.

If records responsive to your request are determined to exist you may be provided with a cost estimate (DC1-201). Following receipt of approval for payment non-confidential and non-exempt records will be prepared for release or inspection in accordance with Ch. 119 and s. 945.10, F.S.

Sincerely,
Donna Beard
Public Records Administrator
Office of the General Counsel
Florida Department of Corrections
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
Office: 850-717-3605
Direct: 850-717-3625
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From: Department of Corrections

Good afternoon Ms. Ram,

Attached, please find the record from Policy Management in response to your public records request below. Confidential/exempt information has been redacted pursuant to the following statutory exemption:

* Data processing software obtained by an agency under licensing agreement that prohibits its disclosure and which software is trade secret, as defined in s. 812.081, and agency produced data processing software that is sensitive, s. 119.071(1)(f), Fla. Stat.

Sincerely,
Donna Beard
Government Operations Consultant
Office of the General Counsel
Florida Department of Corrections
Office: 850-717-3605
Direct: 850-717-3625

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