Use of Force Reports/Package (Massachusetts Corrections) (Bridgewater State Hospital (Massachusetts Corrections))

George LeVines filed this request with the Bridgewater State Hospital (Massachusetts Corrections) of Massachusetts .
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From: George LeVines

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Any records that are "Use of Force Reports/Package" as referenced in the Massachusetts Statewide Records Retention Schedule page 192 item 13 under the section J7 "Corrections/Inmate" from January 1, 2008 to the date that this request is processed.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/0211.pdf

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

George LeVines

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Savelli, Cara (DOC)

Please see attached.


Cara Savelli
Acting Director of Public Affairs
Office of Outreach and Engagement
MA Dept. of Correction
508-422-3317

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 5/28/2013 2:34 PM >>>

May 28, 2013
Bridgewater State Hospital (Massachusetts Corrections)
20 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:

Any records that are "Use of Force Reports/Package" as referenced in
the Massachusetts Statewide Records Retention Schedule page 192 item 13
under the section J7 "Corrections/Inmate" from January 1, 2008 to the
date that this request is processed.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/0211.pdf

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

George LeVines

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5878
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

**NOTICE:**

This email transmission (including any attachments) is intended only for
the use of the person to whom it is addressed. It may contain
information that is confidential, privileged or otherwise exempt from
disclosure under law. If you are not the named addressee or the person
authorized to deliver this email transmission (including any
attachments) to the named addressee, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, copying or disclosure of this email transmission and any
attachments, or the taking of any action based upon them, is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this email transmission and any
attachments in error, please notify the Public Safety Data Center at
617-660-4620 of the error and destroy the e-mail(s) immediately.

From: George LeVines

Cara,

The portion of the law that you cited is in order to protect inmate privacy, no? I can understand redacting revealing information about inmates but rejecting this request in full seems a bit broad.

Please reconsider.

Thank you,

George

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Savelli, Cara (DOC)

Mr. Levines,

Is there a phone number you can be reached at, to discuss these FOIAs?


Cara Savelli
Acting Director of Public Affairs
Office of Outreach and Engagement
MA Dept. of Correction
508-422-3317

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 9/24/2013 5:00 AM >>>

September 24, 2013
Bridgewater State Hospital (Massachusetts Corrections)
20 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Sept. 9, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Aug. 25, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Aug. 10, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On July 26, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On July 11, 2013:

Cara,

The portion of the law that you cited is in order to protect inmate
privacy, no? I can understand redacting revealing information about
inmates but rejecting this request in full seems a bit broad.

Please reconsider.

Thank you,

George

---

On July 3, 2013:

Please see attached.

Cara Savelli
Acting Director of Public Affairs
Office of Outreach and Engagement
MA Dept. of Correction
508-422-3317

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 5/28/2013 2:34 PM >>>

May 28, 2013
Bridgewater State Hospital (Massachusetts Corrections)
20 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:

Any records that are "Use of Force Reports/Package" as referenced in
the Massachusetts Statewide Records Retention Schedule page 192 item
13
under the section J7 "Corrections/Inmate" from January 1, 2008 to the
date that this request is processed.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/0211.pdf

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

George LeVines

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5878
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

**NOTICE:**

This email transmission (including any attachments) is intended only
for
the use of the person to whom it is addressed. It may contain
information that is confidential, privileged or otherwise exempt from
disclosure under law. If you are not the named addressee or the
person
authorized to deliver this email transmission (including any
attachments) to the named addressee, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, copying or disclosure of this email transmission and
any
attachments, or the taking of any action based upon them, is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this email transmission and any
attachments in error, please notify the Public Safety Data Center at
617-660-4620 of the error and destroy the e-mail(s) immediately.

---

On June 27, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On June 12, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On May 28, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:

Any records that are "Use of Force Reports/Package" as referenced in
the Massachusetts Statewide Records Retention Schedule page 192 item 13
under the section J7 "Corrections/Inmate" from January 1, 2008 to the
date that this request is processed.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/0211.pdf

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

George LeVines

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5878
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

**NOTICE:**

This email transmission (including any attachments) is intended only for
the use of the person to whom it is addressed. It may contain
information that is confidential, privileged or otherwise exempt from
disclosure under law. If you are not the named addressee or the person
authorized to deliver this email transmission (including any
attachments) to the named addressee, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, copying or disclosure of this email transmission and any
attachments, or the taking of any action based upon them, is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this email transmission and any
attachments in error, please notify the Public Safety Data Center at
617-660-4620 of the error and destroy the e-mail(s) immediately.

From: George LeVines

Yes. You can reach me at 617.942.1354.

Thank you,

George LeVines

From: MuckRock

EDITOR'S NOTE: Phone conversation with Cara Savelli 4,000+ reports exist. Cost estimate in the hundred thousands. Savelli agreed to ask legal team if one redacted report could be provided as an example to better hone request. Also agreed to look into segregating data to see force report counts by security level and facility location.

From: Savelli, Cara (DOC)

Mr. LeVines,
Cost estimate we just discussed is attached. Working on the follow-up
details (example of a redacted Use of Force package and info in the
aggregate for Uses of Force by facility and security level) and will get
back to you ASAP on that info....Cara


Cara Savelli
Acting Director of Public Affairs
Office of Outreach and Engagement
MA Dept. of Correction
508-422-3317

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 9/27/2013 1:13 PM >>>

September 27, 2013
Bridgewater State Hospital (Massachusetts Corrections)
20 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Yes. You can reach me at 617.942.1354.

Thank you,

George LeVines

---

On Sept. 27, 2013:

Mr. Levines,

Is there a phone number you can be reached at, to discuss these FOIAs?

Cara Savelli
Acting Director of Public Affairs
Office of Outreach and Engagement
MA Dept. of Correction
508-422-3317

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 9/24/2013 5:00 AM >>>

September 24, 2013
Bridgewater State Hospital (Massachusetts Corrections)
20 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Sept. 9, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Aug. 25, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Aug. 10, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On July 26, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On July 11, 2013:

Cara,

The portion of the law that you cited is in order to protect inmate
privacy, no? I can understand redacting revealing information about
inmates but rejecting this request in full seems a bit broad.

Please reconsider.

Thank you,

George

---

On July 3, 2013:

Please see attached.

Cara Savelli
Acting Director of Public Affairs
Office of Outreach and Engagement
MA Dept. of Correction
508-422-3317

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 5/28/2013 2:34 PM >>>

May 28, 2013
Bridgewater State Hospital (Massachusetts Corrections)
20 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:

Any records that are "Use of Force Reports/Package" as referenced in
the Massachusetts Statewide Records Retention Schedule page 192 item
13
under the section J7 "Corrections/Inmate" from January 1, 2008 to the
date that this request is processed.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/0211.pdf

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

George LeVines

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5878
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

**NOTICE:**

This email transmission (including any attachments) is intended only
for
the use of the person to whom it is addressed. It may contain
information that is confidential, privileged or otherwise exempt from
disclosure under law. If you are not the named addressee or the
person
authorized to deliver this email transmission (including any
attachments) to the named addressee, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, copying or disclosure of this email transmission and
any
attachments, or the taking of any action based upon them, is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this email transmission and any
attachments in error, please notify the Public Safety Data Center at
617-660-4620 of the error and destroy the e-mail(s) immediately.

---

On June 27, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On June 12, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On May 28, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:

Any records that are "Use of Force Reports/Package" as referenced in
the Massachusetts Statewide Records Retention Schedule page 192 item
13
under the section J7 "Corrections/Inmate" from January 1, 2008 to the
date that this request is processed.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/0211.pdf

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

George LeVines

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5878
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

**NOTICE:**

This email transmission (including any attachments) is intended only
for
the use of the person to whom it is addressed. It may contain
information that is confidential, privileged or otherwise exempt from
disclosure under law. If you are not the named addressee or the
person
authorized to deliver this email transmission (including any
attachments) to the named addressee, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, copying or disclosure of this email transmission and
any
attachments, or the taking of any action based upon them, is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this email transmission and any
attachments in error, please notify the Public Safety Data Center at
617-660-4620 of the error and destroy the e-mail(s) immediately.

---

On Sept. 24, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Sept. 9, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Aug. 25, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Aug. 10, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On July 26, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On July 11, 2013:

Cara,

The portion of the law that you cited is in order to protect inmate
privacy, no? I can understand redacting revealing information about
inmates but rejecting this request in full seems a bit broad.

Please reconsider.

Thank you,

George

---

On July 3, 2013:

Please see attached.

Cara Savelli
Acting Director of Public Affairs
Office of Outreach and Engagement
MA Dept. of Correction
508-422-3317

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 5/28/2013 2:34 PM >>>

May 28, 2013
Bridgewater State Hospital (Massachusetts Corrections)
20 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:

Any records that are "Use of Force Reports/Package" as referenced in
the Massachusetts Statewide Records Retention Schedule page 192 item
13
under the section J7 "Corrections/Inmate" from January 1, 2008 to the
date that this request is processed.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/0211.pdf

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

George LeVines

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5878
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

**NOTICE:**

This email transmission (including any attachments) is intended only
for
the use of the person to whom it is addressed. It may contain
information that is confidential, privileged or otherwise exempt from
disclosure under law. If you are not the named addressee or the
person
authorized to deliver this email transmission (including any
attachments) to the named addressee, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, copying or disclosure of this email transmission and
any
attachments, or the taking of any action based upon them, is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this email transmission and any
attachments in error, please notify the Public Safety Data Center at
617-660-4620 of the error and destroy the e-mail(s) immediately.

---

On June 27, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On June 12, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On May 28, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:

Any records that are "Use of Force Reports/Package" as referenced in
the Massachusetts Statewide Records Retention Schedule page 192 item 13
under the section J7 "Corrections/Inmate" from January 1, 2008 to the
date that this request is processed.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/0211.pdf

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

George LeVines

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5878
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

**NOTICE:**

This email transmission (including any attachments) is intended only for
the use of the person to whom it is addressed. It may contain
information that is confidential, privileged or otherwise exempt from
disclosure under law. If you are not the named addressee or the person
authorized to deliver this email transmission (including any
attachments) to the named addressee, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, copying or disclosure of this email transmission and any
attachments, or the taking of any action based upon them, is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this email transmission and any
attachments in error, please notify the Public Safety Data Center at
617-660-4620 of the error and destroy the e-mail(s) immediately.

From: Savelli, Cara (DOC)

Mr. LeVines,

As we just discussed, the cost to provide one example of a redacted Use
of Force packet is $100. Should you choose to pursue a copy, please make
the check payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It can be mailed
to my attention at: The Dept. of Correction, 50 Maple Street, Suite 3,
Milford, MA 01757. I am working on the cost to provide the aggregate
numbers of Uses of Force, by facility, from January 2008 to present. Let
me know what you want to do about the redacted packet....Cara

>>> Cara Savelli 9/27/2013 2:07 PM >>>
Mr. LeVines,
Cost estimate we just discussed is attached. Working on the follow-up
details (example of a redacted Use of Force package and info in the
aggregate for Uses of Force by facility and security level) and will get
back to you ASAP on that info....Cara


Cara Savelli
Acting Director of Public Affairs
Office of Outreach and Engagement
MA Dept. of Correction
508-422-3317

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 9/27/2013 1:13 PM >>>

September 27, 2013
Bridgewater State Hospital (Massachusetts Corrections)
20 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Yes. You can reach me at 617.942.1354.

Thank you,

George LeVines

---

On Sept. 27, 2013:

Mr. Levines,

Is there a phone number you can be reached at, to discuss these FOIAs?

Cara Savelli
Acting Director of Public Affairs
Office of Outreach and Engagement
MA Dept. of Correction
508-422-3317

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 9/24/2013 5:00 AM >>>

September 24, 2013
Bridgewater State Hospital (Massachusetts Corrections)
20 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Sept. 9, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Aug. 25, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Aug. 10, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On July 26, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On July 11, 2013:

Cara,

The portion of the law that you cited is in order to protect inmate
privacy, no? I can understand redacting revealing information about
inmates but rejecting this request in full seems a bit broad.

Please reconsider.

Thank you,

George

---

On July 3, 2013:

Please see attached.

Cara Savelli
Acting Director of Public Affairs
Office of Outreach and Engagement
MA Dept. of Correction
508-422-3317

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 5/28/2013 2:34 PM >>>

May 28, 2013
Bridgewater State Hospital (Massachusetts Corrections)
20 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:

Any records that are "Use of Force Reports/Package" as referenced in
the Massachusetts Statewide Records Retention Schedule page 192 item
13
under the section J7 "Corrections/Inmate" from January 1, 2008 to the
date that this request is processed.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/0211.pdf

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

George LeVines

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5878
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

**NOTICE:**

This email transmission (including any attachments) is intended only
for
the use of the person to whom it is addressed. It may contain
information that is confidential, privileged or otherwise exempt from
disclosure under law. If you are not the named addressee or the
person
authorized to deliver this email transmission (including any
attachments) to the named addressee, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, copying or disclosure of this email transmission and
any
attachments, or the taking of any action based upon them, is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this email transmission and any
attachments in error, please notify the Public Safety Data Center at
617-660-4620 of the error and destroy the e-mail(s) immediately.

---

On June 27, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On June 12, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On May 28, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:

Any records that are "Use of Force Reports/Package" as referenced in
the Massachusetts Statewide Records Retention Schedule page 192 item
13
under the section J7 "Corrections/Inmate" from January 1, 2008 to the
date that this request is processed.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/0211.pdf

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

George LeVines

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5878
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

**NOTICE:**

This email transmission (including any attachments) is intended only
for
the use of the person to whom it is addressed. It may contain
information that is confidential, privileged or otherwise exempt from
disclosure under law. If you are not the named addressee or the
person
authorized to deliver this email transmission (including any
attachments) to the named addressee, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, copying or disclosure of this email transmission and
any
attachments, or the taking of any action based upon them, is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this email transmission and any
attachments in error, please notify the Public Safety Data Center at
617-660-4620 of the error and destroy the e-mail(s) immediately.

---

On Sept. 24, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Sept. 9, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Aug. 25, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Aug. 10, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On July 26, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On July 11, 2013:

Cara,

The portion of the law that you cited is in order to protect inmate
privacy, no? I can understand redacting revealing information about
inmates but rejecting this request in full seems a bit broad.

Please reconsider.

Thank you,

George

---

On July 3, 2013:

Please see attached.

Cara Savelli
Acting Director of Public Affairs
Office of Outreach and Engagement
MA Dept. of Correction
508-422-3317

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 5/28/2013 2:34 PM >>>

May 28, 2013
Bridgewater State Hospital (Massachusetts Corrections)
20 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:

Any records that are "Use of Force Reports/Package" as referenced in
the Massachusetts Statewide Records Retention Schedule page 192 item
13
under the section J7 "Corrections/Inmate" from January 1, 2008 to the
date that this request is processed.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/0211.pdf

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

George LeVines

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5878
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

**NOTICE:**

This email transmission (including any attachments) is intended only
for
the use of the person to whom it is addressed. It may contain
information that is confidential, privileged or otherwise exempt from
disclosure under law. If you are not the named addressee or the
person
authorized to deliver this email transmission (including any
attachments) to the named addressee, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, copying or disclosure of this email transmission and
any
attachments, or the taking of any action based upon them, is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this email transmission and any
attachments in error, please notify the Public Safety Data Center at
617-660-4620 of the error and destroy the e-mail(s) immediately.

---

On June 27, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On June 12, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On May 28, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:

Any records that are "Use of Force Reports/Package" as referenced in
the Massachusetts Statewide Records Retention Schedule page 192 item 13
under the section J7 "Corrections/Inmate" from January 1, 2008 to the
date that this request is processed.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/0211.pdf

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

George LeVines

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5878
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

**NOTICE:**

This email transmission (including any attachments) is intended only for
the use of the person to whom it is addressed. It may contain
information that is confidential, privileged or otherwise exempt from
disclosure under law. If you are not the named addressee or the person
authorized to deliver this email transmission (including any
attachments) to the named addressee, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, copying or disclosure of this email transmission and any
attachments, or the taking of any action based upon them, is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this email transmission and any
attachments in error, please notify the Public Safety Data Center at
617-660-4620 of the error and destroy the e-mail(s) immediately.

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