Iowa Department of Corrections emails re: protests, 8/23-10-5 2016

Christopher Thomas filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Iowa.
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From: Christopher Thomas

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law (Code Chapter 22), I hereby request the following records:

Any email sent or received by any member of the Iowa Department of Corrections between the dates of August 23, 2016 and October 5, 2016 which contains the words "protest" "protests" "protester" or "protesters."

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Christopher Thomas
Investigative Journalist, Unicorn Riot - an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit
www.unicornriot.ninja

From: Scaletta, Fred [DOC]

Mr. Thomas,

Very sorry for the delay. The Iowa Department of Corrections has completed its search if emails, however because another state agency is included in some email exchanges, a legal review is in the process. The legal review should be completed this week.

Thank you for your patience.

Fred Scaletta, Assistant Director
Iowa Department of Corrections
Fred.Scaletta@iowa.gov<mailto:Fred.Scaletta@iowa.gov>
Office: (515) 725-5707
Pager: (515) 284-9004

From: Scaletta, Fred [DOC]

Mr. Thomas,

Per your Open Records request to the Iowa Department of Corrections, the email records that are classified as public, will be postal mailed to you tomorrow with no charge.

There are several email records per your request that are considered confidential from public disclosure per Iowa Codes 22.7(50) and 22.7(55) that will be withheld.

Sorry again for the delay.

Fred Scaletta, Assistant Director
Iowa Department of Corrections
Fred.Scaletta@iowa.gov<mailto:Fred.Scaletta@iowa.gov>
Office: (515) 725-5707
Pager: (515) 284-9004

From: Scaletta, Fred

Mr. Thomas,

Your Open Email Records request was sent to the address listed at the
bottom of these email exchanges on December 8, 2016 per my last email
below.

From: Christopher Thomas

Apologies, those emails were never received in this office, can you please re-send? Thank you.

From: Scaletta, Fred

Your Records Request was sent via U.S. Postal Service on December 8th to
the address listed below in Somerville, Maryland. If that is not your
primary work address, have you checked to see if the request was received?
The mailing has not been returned to our Iowa Department of Corrections
sending address.

From: Scaletta, Fred

Need to correct. Records Request was sent to Sommerville, Massachusetts,
not Maryland.

From: Christopher Thomas

Sorry, the records were never received in this office, can you please re-send? Thank you?

From: Scaletta, Fred

Christopher,

As previously stated, your request was sent to the address in your emails
and to this date has not been returned to our office. Your request has been
reprocessed. Because the previous mailing has not been returned there will
be a charge to reproduce your records request. The Copy Fee Charge Form
indicating the fee that must be received before the request will be mailed
is attached. Please send a certified check or money order payable to the
Iowa Department of Corrections at:

Iowa Department of Corrections
Attention-Steve Dick
510 East 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Also, as stated before, when the request is resent, FedEx will require a
delivery location phone number.

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