Discrimination Against Formerly Incarcerated People

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination of Massachusetts.
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From: Sarika Ram


To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Any complaints of discrimination submitted to MCAD between January 1, 2018 and the date this request is processed including any of the following words/phrases:
-crime
-crimes
-criminal
-convict
-convicted
-sex offense
-sex offender
-jail
-prison
-correctional facility
-probation
-parole

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, as they become available.

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 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,

Sarika Ram

From: Sarika Ram

Hello Theresa,

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

-Any complaints of discrimination submitted to MCAD between January 1, 2018 and the date this request is processed including any of the following words/phrases:
-crime
-crimes
-criminal
-convict
-convicted
-sex offense
-sex offender
-jail
-prison
-correctional facility
-probation
-parole

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, as they become available.

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 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,

Sarika Ram

From: Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Greetings. I am forwarding your email to the MCAD's records access officer.

H Harrison
Assistant to the Commissioners
MA Commission Against Discrimination
www.mass.gov/mcad<http://www.mass.gov/mcad>
(617) 994-6147

From: Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Please see the response to your public records request.

Theresa A. Lepore
Deputy Clerk of the Commission
Records Access Officer

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Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
One Ashburton Place, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
PHONE: (617) 994-6023
EMAIL: theresa.lepore@mass.gov<mailto:theresa.lepore@mass.gov>

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