communication regarding sanitary conditions at South Bay Detention Center (Department of Environmental Protection)

Deeper Than Water filed this request with the Department of Environmental Protection of Massachusetts .
Multi Request communication regarding sanitary conditions at South Bay Detention Center
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From: Deeper Than Water

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any email communication regarding sanitary, water and health concerns at South Bay Detention Center at 20 Bradston Street, that includes all employees of the Departments of Public Health and Environmental Protection between 2017 and present (2019). I also request any corrective plan and efforts made as a result of community sanitation inspection reports dated April 3, 2019 (https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2019/05/20/451-19-Suffolk-Boston-HOC-Report-4-3-19.pdf) and April 12, 2018 (https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/12/13/451-18-suffolk-boston-hoc-report-4-12-18.pdf) and November 5, 2018 (https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/12/13/451-18-suffolk-boston-hoc-report-11-5-18_0.pdf).

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jessica Kant

From: Department of Environmental Protection

Hi Jessica - This is to inform you that we have received your Public Records Request below and are now working to determine all records that comply with your request. I also want to double-check to make sure that the location you outline below is in the City of Boston, as it does not specifically state that the location address is in Boston; please confirm that it is in the city is Boston. I will provide you with progress on your request when I get it.

Thank you,
Ed Coletta

From: Deeper Than Water

Hi Ed,

Thanks for getting back to us so quickly! The address in question is for the Suffolk County House of Correction (more broadly known as the South Bay Detention Center) at 20 Bradston Street in Boston, https://goo.gl/maps/VyNU18WsxT2hogEh7.

Thanks so much!

Jessica

From: Department of Environmental Protection

Hi Jessica,
Here is a final response for your public records request ...

After a reasonable search of its files and data bases, MassDEP has determined that there are no records responsive to your request. Staff has suggested that you might want to reach out to the Boston Water and Sewer Commissioner and the Boston Health Commission to see if they would have records responsive to your request. If you have any further questions, please let me know.

Thank you,
Ed Coletta

From: Deeper Than Water

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request, I appreciate you looking so thoroughly. I will follow up with the agencies you mentioned.

Take care,

Jess Kant

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