Procedures re: reporting inmate injury/death at public and privately-run correctional facilities (GA Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Georgia.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All procedures and associated forms (blank) relevant to the reporting of inmate injuries and death at both public and privately-run correctional facilities, should differences apply.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Jamie Vallee

Mr. Lipton,

Pursuant to your Open Records Request for "all procedures and associated forms (blank) relevant to the reporting on inmate injuries and death at both public and privately-run correctional facilities, should differences apply", I have identified the following responsive policies: Policy 203.03, Incident Reporting with attachment; Policy 208.03, Death of an Inmate; and Policy 508.03, Death Notifications.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Jamie A. Vallee
Georgia Department of Corrections
Phone: 478-992-5245
Fax: 478-992-5241<>

Georgia Department of Corrections
Office of Legal Services
P.O. Box 1529
300 Patrol Road
Forsyth, Georgia 31029

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From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Vallee,

Thank you very much for this message and the policies.

Have a lovely day,