Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People (Department of Correction)

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Department of Correction of Massachusetts.
Multi Request Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People
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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 informational and educational materials distributed in correctional facilities about housing options available to inmates post-release
-Any currently valid policies/procedures detailing Department reentry services specific to accessing housing options post-release
-Any statistical reports detailing admission and release trends from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any statistical reports detailing recidivism data from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any statistical reports regarding inmates' housing status prior to and following commitment to the Department from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017

Please provide materials from all state correctional facilities and 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: Department of Correction

Recidivism Report

From: Department of Correction

Good Afternoon Sarika,
I keep getting undeliverable bounce backs because of the size of the email. Did anything go through for this response?
Thanks,
Kate

From: Sarika Ram

Hello Kate,
So far, all I have received is a 2014 recidivism report. Are there any other documents you meant to provide?

Thanks,
Sarika

From: Department of Correction

Hello Sarika,
Here is the response. I believe it is the resource packet that is too large. I will try to re-send that separately again.
Thank you.

From: Department of Correction

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