Transgender Inmate Count and Housing Placement (Department of Corrections)

Kathryn Sosin Oeser filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Maine.
Tracking #

2019-36

Multi Request Transgender Inmate Count and Housing Placement
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Kathryn Sosin Oeser


To Whom It May Concern:

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

A complete and accurate count of all transgender inmates currently in custody in the Department of Corrections as mandated to be recorded by the Prison Rape Elimination Act including:
-the number of transgender women in custody
-the number of transgender women who are housed in men's facilities
-the number of transgender men in custody
-the number of transgender men who are housed in women's facilities
-the number of transgender people who are taking hormones

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,

Kathryn Sosin Oeser

From: Department of Corrections

Good Afternoon Ms. Oeser,

Your FOAA request 2019-36 has been received and is currently under review.

Respectfully,
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
Karen.yeaton@maine.gov<mailto:Karen.yeaton@maine.gov>

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From: Department of Corrections

Good Afternoon Ms. Oeser,

Please find the data below in response to your FOAA Request (2019-36).

Transgender Females
Transgender Females in Male Housing
Hormones
8
7
3

Transgender Males
Transgender Males in Female Housing
Hormones
5
5
0

Respectfully,

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
Karen.yeaton@maine.gov<mailto:Karen.yeaton@maine.gov>

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From: Kathryn Sosin Oeser

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Kathryn Sosin Oeser

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