MMIW Cases

Sovereign Bodies Institute filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Kentucky.
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From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Data on all cases of deaths in custody involving an Alaska Native/American Indian woman or girl victim within your jurisdiction(s). For the purposes of this request, "Alaska Native/American Indian" is defined as any individual who was identified as a member of an Alaska Native or American Indian community or as having Alaska Native/American Indian heritage. "Woman or girl" includes all victims identified as females, as well as transgender women. We are requesting cases dating from 1900 to the present.

This request is for basic information on cases as classified above. Such information may include but is not limited to victim name, location and date of disappearance/death, age of victim, status of case (solved or unsolved).

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.


Annita Lucchesi

From: Department of Corrections

A no responsive documents response.

From: Department of Corrections

We have responded to your open records request and continue to receive emails regarding their status. We have sent you payment requests and other letters for the documents you seek. Please stop sending us "follow-up" emails. We will send you any documents that are responsive once payment is received. I am attaching the letters we have sent you in the past few months.


Katherine Williams
Public Information Officer
Open Records Coordinator
Kentucky Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 2400 | Frankfort, KY 40602<>

From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

Hello Katherine, my apologize for the delayed response. If $9.85 is the amount requested for the 39 pages, is it possible to make the payment through Muckrock? I understand you require payment through check or money order, however it would be more convenient to complete the payment via this website. Thank you so much.

From: Department of Corrections

Sorry, we're not able to process payments in that manner at this time.