Emails relating to planning for women's prison, April - July (Executive Office of Public Safety and Security)

David Weimer filed this request with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security of Massachusetts .
Multi Request Emails relating to planning for women's prison, April - July
Due Jan. 19, 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:

All email communication regarding Mass State Project DOC 2002, Bay State Correctional Center, facility conditions at MCI-Framingham, trauma informed prison, women’s prison, and/or strategic plan and feasibility study for women’s corrections sent between Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC), Division of Capital Access Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), and/or Governor Baker’s office occurring between April 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020.

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,

Mel Patten

From: Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Good Morning,

By way of introduction, my name is Arielle Mullaney. I am an attorney at the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and I handle the public records request. We have received your public records request.

We have submitted your request to the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS) who runs the search and provides the results. Please keep in mind that EOTSS is unable to search email communication “between Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC), Division of Capital Access Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), and/or Governor Baker’s office,” as requested. All emails from these offices end in the standard “mass.gov” or “massmail.state.ma.us.” Thus, EOTSS is unable to distinguish which agency the emails were sent to/received from. Instead, EOTSS searched all EOPSS email accounts for the search terms provided. This search may include emails from those offices you’ve requested and/or may include emails from other offices. If you have specific names of individuals/email addresses you would like EOTSS to search for, they can accommodate this type of request.

Please let me know how you would like to proceed – if you would like me to narrow the search with specific names/addresses or if you would like all emails found by EOTSS.
Thanks!

Arielle Mullaney
Assistant General Counsel
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
781-379-7753

From: David Weimer

Dear Attorney Mullaney,

Thanks for the clarification. I would like to go ahead with the filter for all state offices and see what the responsive records are.

with thanks,

From: Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Good Afternoon,

The search conducted by EOTSS has yielded 48 potentially responsive records. Please let me know if you would like me to begin reviewing or if you wish to further narrow this search in any way.
Thanks!

Arielle

From: David Weimer

Dear Attorney Mullaney,

That sounds like a reasonable number of responses. Please do start reviewing them.

with thanks,

From: Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Good Morning,

I’ve asked EOTSS to provide me with all emails. Upon doing so, they realized there was an error in their search. With the revised search, there are 239 potentially responsive records. Please see below for explanation:

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Query
"Mass* State Project DOC 2002" OR "Bay State Correctional Center" OR "facility conditions at MCI-Framingham" OR "trauma informed prison" "women's prison" OR "strategic plan an* feasibility study for women's corrections"(c:c)(date=2020-08-01..2020-10-31)
48
Revised Query
"Mass* State Project DOC 2002" OR "Bay State Correctional Center" OR "facility conditions at MCI-Framingham" OR "trauma informed prison" OR "women's prison" OR "strategic plan an* feasibility study for women's corrections"(c:c)(date=2020-08-01..2020-10-31)
239

Please let me know how you would like to proceed. Thank you!

Arielle

From: David Weimer

Dear Attorney Mullaney,

That still sounds fine. Please proceed with the review.

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