Correspondence related to new pre-release center for women at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction

David Weimer filed this request with the Department of Correction of Massachusetts.
Due July 9, 2021
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: David Weimer

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all electronic and paper correspondence from your agency or people from your agency regarding the new pre-release center for sentenced women at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction including reasonable synonyms such as new women’s unit, and also regarding transfer of female inmates or transfer of women

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 the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. 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.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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,

David Weimer

From: Department of Correction

Good Afternoon,
Is there a time frame for this request?
Best,

Kate Silvia
Director of Communications
Massachusetts Department of Correction
50 Maple Street
Milford, MA 01757
Phone: (508) 422-3436
Fax: (508) 422-3406

From: David Weimer

Dear Kate Silvia,

If that will help, yes. Let's say all the correspondence defined above between 1 November 2020 and 4 March 2021.

thanks,

Dave

From: Department of Correction

Good Afternoon,
Here are the estimated results for your eDiscovery request eDIS0003189-Weimer - Middlesex Pre:

Date Range
Search Query
Data Type
Items Pre-Export
Size
11/1/2020 - 03/01/2021
(("pre-release" OR "prerelease") NEAR(3) center) OR "new women’s unit" OR "new womens unit" OR "transfer of female inmates" OR "transfer of women" (c:c)(date=2020-11-01..2021-03-01)(kind=email)
Email
45,660
18.14 GB

Please advise if you would like to narrow the scope of your request or if you would like a formal cost estimate.
Best,

Kate Silvia
Director of Communications
Massachusetts Department of Correction
50 Maple Street
Milford, MA 01757
Phone: (508) 422-3436
Fax: (508) 422-3406

From: David Weimer

Dear Kate Silvia,

I think we can narrow this one a bit. Is there a way with the boolean structure to add something like 'AND (Middlesex OR Billerica)' i.e. one of those two words needs to appear to narrow the search to just emails pertaining to the Middlesex facility in Billerica?

thanks,

Dave

From: Department of Correction

Good Afternoon,
Here are the results of the updated query. Please let me know if you would like to proceed with a formal cost estimate.

Hello Kate,
I reran the search with the modification you requested. Here are the estimated results:

Date Range
Search Query
Data Type
Items Pre-Export
Size
11/1/2020 - 03/01/2021
((("pre-release" OR "prerelease") NEAR(3) center) OR "new women’s unit" OR "new womens unit" OR "transfer of female inmates" OR "transfer of women") AND (Middlesex OR Billerica)(c:c)(date=2020-11-01..2021-03-01)(kind=email)
Email
13,540
10.51 GB

Please let me know how you would like to proceed.
Best,

Kate Silvia
Director of Communications
Massachusetts Department of Correction
50 Maple Street
Milford, MA 01757
Phone: (508) 422-3436
Fax: (508) 422-3406

From: David Weimer

Hi Kate,

Yes, please do start the formal estimate.

thanks!

Dave

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