Email system documentation (Department of Corrections)

Emma Best filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Maine.
Tracking #

2018-38

Multi Request Email system documentation
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documentation describing the email system(s) used by your agency, including the procedures and methods for performing searches of the email system.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. ยง 408(6). The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, 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 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Department of Corrections

Good Afternoon Emma,

Your FOAA request 2018-38 has been received. The documents you are requesting are not in the possession of the Department of Corrections. You may want to address your request to the Office of Information Technology Maine, which you may find at the following website address: http://www.maine.gov/oit .

Respectfully,

Karen Yeaton
Associate Commissioner
Maine Department of Corrections
111 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04330-0111
207-287-4378

FOAA 2018-38

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