Procedures re: reporting inmate injury/death at public and privately-run correctional facilities (Kansas Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Kansas.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), I hereby request the following records:

All procedures and associated forms (blank) relevant to the reporting of inmate injuries and death at both public and privately-run correctional facilities, should differences apply.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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.


Beryl Lipton

From: Jeremy Barclay

February 11, 2015

Beryl Lipton
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 16102
PO Box 55819
Boston MA 02205

Mr. Lipton:

I am in receipt of your letter dated February 10, 2015, and received by my office on February 10, 2015. In said letter, you requested a copy of all policies and associated forms concerning inmate injuries and death within the adult inmate population of the Kansas Department of Corrections. Said policies can be located in Chapter 1, specifically sections 113 & 114, of the Internal Management Policies & Procedures as listed here:

Thank you,
Jeremy Barclay
Communications Director
Kansas Department of Corrections<>