MMIW Cases

Annita Lucchesi filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Georgia.
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From: Annita Lucchesi


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Data on all cases of deaths in custody involving an Alaska Native/American Indian woman or girl victim within your jurisdiction(s). For the purposes of this request, "Alaska Native/American Indian" is defined as any individual who was identified as a member of an Alaska Native or American Indian community or as having Alaska Native/American Indian heritage. "Woman or girl" includes all victims identified as females, as well as transgender women. We are requesting cases dating from 1900 to the present.

This request is for basic information on cases as classified above. Such information may include but is not limited to victim name, location and date of disappearance/death, age of victim, status of case (solved or unsolved).

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Annita Lucchesi

From: Department of Corrections

Dear Ms. Lucchesi,

I am writing in response to your Open Records Request to the Department, dated Saturday, October 27, 2018, and processed by this office on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

Request: "Data on all cases of deaths in custody involving an Alaska Native/American Indian woman or girl victim within your jurisdiction(s). We are requesting cases dating from 1900 to the present. This request is for basic information on cases as classified above. Such information may include but is not limited to victim name, location and date of disappearance/death, age of victim, status of case (solved or unsolved)."

Response: The Department does not have records responsive to your specific request. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-18-71(j), "no public officer or agency shall be required to prepare new reports, summaries, or compilations not in existence at the time of the request." You may be interested in the information maintained on the Department's public website at http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/sites/all/themes/gdc/pdf/Profile_inmate_releases_CY2017.pdf. These statistical profiles break down demographics of released inmates by gender, race, and release type (including release due to death), among other categories. There are reports going back as far as fiscal year 2000 detailing these statistics.

Inmate Statistical Profile - Georgia Department of Corrections<http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/sites/all/themes/gdc/pdf/Profile_inmate_releases_CY2017.pdf>
www.dcor.state.ga.us
Georgia Dept of Corrections Inmate Statistical Profile 09-JAN-18 Inmates Released During Cy2017 Table of Contents Educational, psychological and physical information Crimes and criminal history information

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best,

Mariah "McCall" Trammell

Georgia Department of Corrections
Office of Legal Services
P.O. Box 1529
Forsyth, GA 31029
Email: mccall.trammell@gdc.ga.gov<mailto:mccall.trammell@gdc.ga.gov>
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From: Annita Lucchesi

Hello,

To clarify, we are requesting records of all deaths in Georgia DOC custody involving a Native female inmate that you are able to provide. We are not requesting statistics or compilations.

Please note that other agencies have These records are for a comprehensive database of cases of violence and indigenous women in the United States, and will be used to inform policy decisions, community responses, and anti-violence initiatives.

Thank you,
Annita Lucchesi

From: Department of Corrections

Hello,

I am writing in response to your request for "records of all deaths in Georgia DOC custody involving a Native female inmate that you are able to provide." As previously stated, the Department does not have any records responsive to this request.

Another source of information you might try is the Georgia Department of Public Health website which provides the public access to a Mortality Web Query through OASIS (Online Analytical Statistical Information System). There you can search for all reported deaths in Georgia among "American Indian or Alaskan Native" female residents since 1994.

Best,

Mariah "McCall" Trammell

Attorney 1
Georgia Department of Corrections
Office of Legal Services

P.O. Box 1529
Forsyth, GA 31029
Email: mccall.trammell@gdc.ga.gov<mailto:mccall.trammell@gdc.ga.gov>
Office of Legal Services: 478-992-5240<http://478-992-5240><tel:(478)%20992-5240>
Direct Line: 478-992-5232<http://478-992-5232>
Cell: 478-297-2919<http://478-297-2919>
Office Fax: 478-992-5241<http://478-992-5241>

Building PRIDE in ourselves and our Agency

“The Georgia Department of Corrections protects the public by operating secure and safe facilities while reducing recidivism through effective programming, education, and healthcare.”

This message is intended exclusively for the individual or entity to which it is addressed. This communication may contain information that is proprietary, privileged or confidential or otherwise legally exempt from disclosure. If you are not the named addressee, you are not authorized to read, print, retain, copy or disseminate this message or any part of it. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately by e-mail and delete all copies of the message.

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