Post-incarceration employment options (Department of Correction)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Correction of Idaho.
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Idaho Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

• All policies related to the employment and payment of incarcerated persons under the jurisdiction of this agency.

• The most recent report regarding currently-employed incarcerated persons under the jurisdiction of this agency. Please include all available segregable information, including the type of employment, the wage at which the employment occurs, and any other applicable information. Please do not include any personally identifying information.

• All reports regarding post-incarceration employment for individuals formally under the jurisdiction of this agency.

If no such reports exist and if reports with equivalent information also do not exist, confirmation of the fact that no data at all exists on this subject will suffice.

Please feel free to call the MuckRock office for further clarification: 617-299-1832.

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,

Beryl Lipton

From: Department of Correction

Good morning Beryl.

There are 3 policies that I am aware of that pertain to incentive pay for offender workers:
114.03.03.012 - Payroll Processing Offender (Public)
http://forms.idoc.idaho.gov/WebLink/0/edoc/283038/Payroll%20Processing%20Inmate.pdf

611.02.01.004 - Inmate Incentive Pay (Public)
http://forms.idoc.idaho.gov/WebLink/0/edoc/281939/Inmate%20Incentive%20Pay.pdf

611.02.01.003 - Vocational Work Projects, Inmate Selection and Crew Management (Public)
http://forms.idoc.idaho.gov/WebLink/0/edoc/281938/Vocational%20Work%20Projects%20Inmate%20Selection%20and%20Crew%20Management.pdf

Regarding the most recent report regarding currently-employed incarcerated persons under the jurisdiction of this agency; we don't have any reports that show the number of offenders working in each type of employment, hourly rate for the type of employment, and total number of hours. What is currently available from existing data is attached for FY19 (offender pay for the months of June, July, and August). The invoice description column has the following abbreviations for categories of jobs below. This is the level of detail that is currently available.

Chapel / Religious

REL

Community Work Center

CWC

Education

ED

Under 22 Education

22ED

Food Service

FS

Laundry

LA

Maintenance - General

GM

Maintenance - Shared

SM

Medical

MD

Special Projects - Regular Projects

SP

Special Projects - Recycle Only

RCL

Janitor

JAN

Inmate Labor Detail - (includes compound garden, paint crew, etc)

ILD

Admin - (includes clerks, drivers, K9, companion, barber, etc)

AD

The report for the individual payroll records you are requesting is about 2500 pages long, per year and not exportable in an excel spreadsheet. If you would like these reports, the cost would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $740. I can tell you that on fiscal year 2018 we paid inmates $2,494,296.23 for $2,889,833.79 hours worked.

Sincerely,
Ammie Mabe
Constituent Services Manager
Director's Office
Idaho Department of Correction
Office (208) 658-2134

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From: Department of Correction

Please see the response below.

From: Department of Correction

Berl. Please see the email below to you on September 20, 2018. Since that time we have received the same request from you over ten times. Please do not send another one. We have given you everything we have responsive to this request.

Thank you,
Ammie Mabe
Constituent Services Manager
Director's Office
Idaho Department of Correction
Office (208) 658-2134

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