Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People (Department of Corrections)

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Michigan.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Sarika Ram


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, 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.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

From: Department of Corrections

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Thanks!

Brianna Dunn
FOIA Analyst/Assistant Coordinator
MDOC Office of Legal Affairs
Main: (517)335-4186

From: Sarika Ram

Hello,
Thank you for your response.

I'm still interested in these records; However, I'm unable to pay the fee. Do you have any recommendations on how I can narrow my request while still receiving responsive documents?

Best,
Sarika

From: Department of Corrections

You may wish to narrow the scope of your request in order to potentially reduce the fee. Ex: request specific documents rather than any and all.

From: Sarika Ram

Brianna,
To reduce the cost of this request, I'd like to modify my request to the following:

-Any informational and educational materials distributed in the Ionia Correctional Facility about housing options available to inmates post-release
-Any currently valid policies/procedures detailing Department reentry services specific to accessing housing options post-release

Thanks for your time.

Best,
Sarika

From: Department of Corrections

FOIA requests are to be submitted to the FOIA inbox at MDOC-FOIA@michigan.gov<mailto:MDOC-FOIA@michigan.gov>

I will forward your request.

From: Department of Corrections

Hello,

Please be advised that our office received your original request on 01/09/2019. Your request is being processed and you should receive a response soon.

Thank you,

MDOC-FOIA Department

From: Department of Corrections

Please see attached documents responsive to your request.

Thank you,

Barbara Brown

FOIA Analyst/Assistant Coordinator

MDOC Office of Legal Affairs

Main: (517) 241-5239

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