COVID-19 directives and preparation (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Kansas.
Multi Request COVID-19 directives and preparation
Est. Completion April 6, 2020
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all directives, orders, plans, and communications issued to officials and managerial staff within facilities under the jurisdiction of this agency, as well as those provided to individuals under the supervision of this agency, regarding preparatory or responsive measures and requirements related to COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.

Please include as responsive any relevant plans and directives issued regarding inmate health, behavior, and participation in preparatory and defensive activities, including those conducted by the correctional industry program.

If you have any questions about this request, please call 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 Corrections

Ms. Lipton,

Attached you will find our initial response letter to your request regarding preparedness and response information related to COVID-19.

Thanks,
Rebecca Witte
Public Information Officer

[email signature]
Kansas Department of Corrections
Central Office
714 SW Jackson St
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Email:Rebecca.Witte@ks.gov<mailto:Rebecca.Witte@ks.gov>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:This e-mail message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication, or use of its contents, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, notify us by telephone at (785) 296-3317 and permanently delete the message from your system. Receipt by anyone other than the intended recipient is not a waiver of any work product immunity or any other privilege or immunity.

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Lipton,

Please find our initial response to your second request received on March 9.

Thanks,
Rebecca Witte
Public Information Officer

[email signature]
Kansas Department of Corrections
Central Office
714 SW Jackson St
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Email:Rebecca.Witte@ks.gov<mailto:Rebecca.Witte@ks.gov>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication, or use of its contents, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, notify us by telephone at (785) 296-3317 and permanently delete the message from your system. Receipt by anyone other than the intended recipient is not a waiver of any work product immunity or any other privilege or immunity.

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Lipton,

Please confirm your receipt of our initial response letter. We will work to have more information for you quickly, but cannot provide a timeline at this point.

Thanks,
Rebecca Witte
Public Information Officer

[email signature]
Kansas Department of Corrections
Central Office
714 SW Jackson St
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Email:Rebecca.Witte@ks.gov<mailto:Rebecca.Witte@ks.gov>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication, or use of its contents, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, notify us by telephone at (785) 296-3317 and permanently delete the message from your system. Receipt by anyone other than the intended recipient is not a waiver of any work product immunity or any other privilege or immunity.

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Lipton,

Please confirm your receipt of our initial response letter. We will work to have more information for you quickly, but cannot provide a timeline at this point.

Thanks,
Rebecca Witte
Public Information Officer

[email signature]
Kansas Department of Corrections
Central Office
714 SW Jackson St
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Email:Rebecca.Witte@ks.gov<mailto:Rebecca.Witte@ks.gov>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication, or use of its contents, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, notify us by telephone at (785) 296-3317 and permanently delete the message from your system. Receipt by anyone other than the intended recipient is not a waiver of any work product immunity or any other privilege or immunity.

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Lipton,

Attached you will find an update on the status of your KORA request. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Rebecca Witte
Public Information Officer

[email signature]
Kansas Department of Corrections
Central Office
714 SW Jackson St
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Email:Rebecca.Witte@ks.gov<mailto:Rebecca.Witte@ks.gov>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication, or use of its contents, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, notify us by telephone at (785) 296-3317 and permanently delete the message from your system. Receipt by anyone other than the intended recipient is not a waiver of any work product immunity or any other privilege or immunity.

From: Department of Corrections

Beryl,

I am following up to your KORA request regarding coronavirus. As of March 16, my search inquiry found more than 70,000 e-mails regarding coronavirus. If we estimated four minutes per e-mail to review for information that may need redacted and we charge $20 per hour for labor, this will end up being a very large and costly request. Would you like to amend your original request for something more specific? Or would you like for me to submit to you an official cost estimate for your review and approval?

Thanks,
Rebecca Witte
Public Information Officer

[email signature]
Kansas Department of Corrections
Central Office
714 SW Jackson St
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Email:Rebecca.Witte@ks.gov<mailto:Rebecca.Witte@ks.gov>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication, or use of its contents, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, notify us by telephone at (785) 296-3317 and permanently delete the message from your system. Receipt by anyone other than the intended recipient is not a waiver of any work product immunity or any other privilege or immunity.

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