State-level solitary confinement policies/procedures and reporting requirements (Idaho 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/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

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The Board of Correction has created a policy
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From: Jeffrey (Jeff) Ray

Hi Beryl:

All Idaho Department of Correction policies and procedures are available online and searchable via keyword.

You can access them here:

http://www.idoc.idaho.gov/content/about_us/policies_and_forms

I have attached IDOC's notice of action form in response to your request.

Jeff Ray
Public Information Officer
Idaho Department of Correction and Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections
(208) 658-2141
jeray@idoc.idaho.gov (preferred)

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April 9, 2015
Department of Correction
1299 N. Orchard St., Suite 110
Boise, ID 83706
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Idaho Public 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
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Boston, MA 02205-5819
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