Gender Affirming Care Grievances

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Maine.
Due Aug. 7, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Sarika Ram

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Any grievances/complaints submitted to the Department of Corrections including any of the following words/phrases:
- 'transgender'
- 'gender dysphoria'
- 'gender affirming care'
- 'gender affirming treatment'
- 'hormones'
- 'hormone therapy'
- 'hormone treatment'
- 'sex reassignment surgery'
- 'gender reassignment surgery'

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, as they become available. We request that the requested complaints please be made available to us as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

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, 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.


Sarika Ram

From: Department of Corrections

Good Afternoon Sarika,

My apologies for the delay. Your FOAA request below has been received and is under review.


Jane Tower, Secretary Specialist on behalf of

Karen Yeaton, Associate Commissioner
Maine Dept. of Corrections
111 SHS
Augusta, ME 04330
T: 207.287.4378
F: 207.287.4370<>