emails pertaining to the awards given to the Department of Correction

Deeper Than Water filed this request with the Department of Environmental Protection of Massachusetts.


From: Deeper Than Water

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All correspondence related to the proposal, selection, nomination and granting of the award given to the Massachusetts Department of Correction as featured in the following Facebook posts from the Massachusetts Department of Correction, including faxes, emails, and text messages as well as all physical mail items:

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URL 2:

Please note: in the event that the above links aren't loading properly, I have attached the pictures of both.

Sofia Owen, Esq.

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, 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.


Deeper Than Water

From: Department of Environmental Protection

Hi Sofia,
I am responding to you to state that we have received your Public Records Request below and are now working to determine what records would be responsive to your requests as outlined. I will give you an update on the progress of our search as soon as possible.

Thank you,
Ed Coletta

From: Department of Environmental Protection

Hi Sofia,
You recently requested records from MassDEP concerning the MCI Norfolk and Cedar Junction facilities, related to Drinking Water Awards presented by MassDEP in May of 2019. After a reasonable search of its files and data bases, MassDEP is producing for you the attachments seen here that respond to your request. If you have any further questions, please let me know.

Thank you,
Ed Coletta

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