State-level solitary confinement policies/procedures and reporting requirements (Department of Corrections)

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

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All policies/procedures and associated reporting requirements for facilities under this agency's jurisdiction (including juvenile, privately-operated, and those of various security level) related to the segregation of an inmate/person in custody/offender due to disciplinary, classification, medical, safety, or other reasons. Please include policies/procedures/reporting requirements for all such segregation activities, including, but not limited to, those associated with the following terms:

• solitary
• solitary confinement
• Security Housing Units
• Special Housing Units
• Intensive Management Units
• Restricted Housing Units
• Communication Management Units
• disciplinary segregation
• administrative segregation
• involuntary protective custody

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 9, 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: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 9, 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: Wright, Erin

Mr. Lipton,

The Department received your request for policies related "to the segregation of an inmate/person in custody/offender due to disciplinary, classification, medical, safety, or other reasons"...including terms: solitary, solitary confinement, security housing units, special housing units, intensive management units, restricted housing units, communication management units, disciplinary segregation, administrative segregation, involuntary protective custody.

Attached are policies we believe are responsive to your request. If you would like, I can also send you a list of all the department's policies, from which you can choose what policies you would like to receive.

Thanks,

Erin

Erin Wright
Assistant Counsel
Georgia Department of Corrections
Office of Legal Services
Office: 478.992.5228
Fax: 478.992.5241
Erin.Wright@gdc.ga.gov
***Please note the change in my email address to Erin.Wright@gdc.ga.gov<mailto:Erin.Wright@gdc.ga.gov>. ***

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Erin,

Thank you so much for your help with this!

Have a lovely day,
Beryl

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Wright,

I'm wondering: would it be possible to receive that list of department policies to which you referred in an earlier communication?

Thank you!
Beryl

From: Wright, Erin

Hi, Mr. Lipton. Absolutely, attached is a list of SOPs.

Let me know if you would like to receive any of the policies.
Thanks,

Erin

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