State-level solitary confinement policies/procedures and reporting requirements (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Maine.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act ("FOAA"), I hereby request the following records:

All policies/procedures and associated reporting requirements for facilities under this agency's jurisdiction (including juvenile, privately-operated, and those of various security level) related to the segregation of an inmate/person in custody/offender due to disciplinary, classification, medical, safety, or other reasons. Please include policies/procedures/reporting requirements for all such segregation activities, including, but not limited to, those associated with the following terms:

• solitary
• solitary confinement
• Security Housing Units
• Special Housing Units
• Intensive Management Units
• Restricted Housing Units
• Communication Management Units
• disciplinary segregation
• administrative segregation
• involuntary protective custody

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. § 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 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 9, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Fish, Scott

Thank you. We have received your request and will get back to you as soon as possible.

Scott K Fish
Director of Special Projects

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 9, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Lucia, Mary A.

To Whom It May Concern:

I am responding to your recent Freedom of Information Request for state-level Department of Corrections solitary confinement policies/procedures and reporting requirements. Many of the Maine Dept. of Corrections (MDOC) policies are available for on the MDOC website, which can be accessed at this link, http://www.maine.gov/corrections/PublicInterest/policies.htm
I’ve highlighted the policies that you have specifically requested.

Please feel free to contact me for any further assistance,

Mary Lucia
Policy Development Coordinator
Maine Department of Corrections
111 SHS
Augusta, ME 04333
• Tel: (207) 287.4681 (office)
Cell: (207) 446.0993
• Fax: (207) 287-4370
• E-mail: mary.a.lucia@maine.gov<mailto:mary.a.lucia@maine.gov>

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15.01 - Administrative Segregation Status (.pdf 170 KB)
http://www.maine.gov/corrections/policies/15.01%20-%20ADMINISTRATIVE%20SEGREGATION%20STATUS%20.pdf
15.02 - Disciplinary Segregation Status (.pdf 143 KB)
http://www.maine.gov/corrections/policies/15.02%20-%20DISCIPLINARY%20SEGREGATION%20STATUS.pdf
15.03 - Protective Custody Status (.pdf 144 KB)
http://www.maine.gov/corrections/policies/15.3.pdf
15.05 - Administrative Control Unit (.pdf 194 KB)
http://www.maine.gov/corrections/policies/15.05%20ADMINISTRATIVE%20CONTROL%20UNIT.pdf

JUVENILE FACILITIES

10.01 Observation Status (.pdf 173 KB)
http://www.maine.gov/corrections/policies/10.01%20Observ%20Status.pdf

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