Procurement Info for Death-Row Inmates' Last Meals

Margot Hanley filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Florida.
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From: Margot Hanley

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

Hi there! I am looking for procurement information related to the “last meals” for the 92 death-row inmates that were executed in Flordia between the years 1977 and 2017. See more detail below.

Institutional Level Purchasing /Procurement Policies (for Florida)
I would like to see the documented purchasing policies for last meals (see below for specific questions I would like answered.)
(What is the approval process for last meal choices? Is there cost limit per meal? How are special, more expensive ingredient approved? Does the warden join the prisoner for the last meal, and if so do they also get a meal provided? If the meal isn’t prepared onsite, who picks up the meal (for example, at KFC)? And in this case, does the staff member request reimbursement or do they use a credit card?Expense reimbursement process

Specific Meal information (by death-row inmate)
Records of meals for each death-row inmate (including ingredient list)
Cost / Payment information for the meal: kitchen staff time allocated to preparing the meal and grocery costs
Cost / Payment information for any off-site meal purchases (ex; bucket of KFC chicken) and any relevant documentation

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Margot Hanley

From: Houpt, Dianne S.

Ms. Hanley:

The Department of Corrections is in receipt of an email public records request dated May 21, 2017 directed to the Florida Department of Corrections, Public Records Unit, for "procurement information related to the "last meals" for the 92 death row inmates that were executed in Florida between the years 1977 and 2017."

Please be advised that I have forwarded your request to Paul Vasaquez, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, for review and response. Please also be advised that I have forwarded your request for the documented purchasing policies for the last meals to Ashley Stokes, Operations and Management Consultant I, Bureau of Policy Management. If any records are determined to exist, the above 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.

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Dianne H. Houpt
Public Information Specialist
Florida Department of Corrections
Office of General Counsel
Public Records Unit
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
PHONE: (850) 717-3615
FAX: (850) 922-4355
EMAIL: dianne.houpt@fdc.myflorida.com<mailto:dianne.houpt@fdc.myflorida.com>

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From: Margot Hanley

Thank you, Ms. Houpt! I very much appreciate your reply.

Cordially,
Margot

From: Houpt, Dianne S.

Ms. Hanley:

Please see responses below provided by Ashley Stokes, Policy Management and Richard Comerford, Assistant Deputy Secretary of Institutions, relating to your request dated May 21, 2017. A further response relating to your request will be forthcoming in the near future. Thank you.

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Dianne H. Houpt
Public Information Specialist
Florida Department of Corrections
Office of General Counsel
Public Records Unit
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
PHONE: (850) 717-3615
FAX: (850) 922-4355
EMAIL: dianne.houpt@fdc.myflorida.com<mailto:dianne.houpt@fdc.myflorida.com>

CONFIDENTIALITY 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 or reply by electronic mail) and then destroy all copies of the original message.

From: Margot Hanley

Dear Ms. Houpt,

I can't see the responses you've referenced. Are they in files for download?

Thank you,
Margot

From: Houpt, Dianne S.

Ms. Hanley:

Please call me at (850) 717-3615 relating to your question below.

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Dianne H. Houpt
Public Information Specialist
Florida Department of Corrections
Office of General Counsel
Public Records Unit
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
PHONE: (850) 717-3615
FAX: (850) 922-4355
EMAIL: dianne.houpt@fdc.myflorida.com<mailto:dianne.houpt@fdc.myflorida.com>

CONFIDENTIALITY 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 or reply by electronic mail) and then destroy all copies of the original message.

From: Houpt, Dianne S.

I just returned to the office today as my out-of-office reply should have indicated. I sent you an earlier email message this morning to call me at (850) 717-3615.

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Dianne H. Houpt
Public Information Specialist
Florida Department of Corrections
Office of General Counsel
Public Records Unit
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
PHONE: (850) 717-3615
FAX: (850) 922-4355
EMAIL: dianne.houpt@fdc.myflorida.com<mailto:dianne.houpt@fdc.myflorida.com>

CONFIDENTIALITY 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 or reply by electronic mail) and then destroy all copies of the original message.

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