Email system documentation (Department of Corrections)

Emma Best filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Mississippi.
Multi Request Email system documentation
Est. Completion None
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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Mississippi Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documentation describing the email system(s) used by your agency, including the procedures and methods for performing searches of the email system.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Department of Corrections

Good Afternoon,

Could you please clarify your request? Your request at this point is very broad and we would appreciate any specifications you could give? Thanks!

Marshall Goff
Staff Attorney
MS Department of Corrections
633 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
p:601-359-5600
w:www.mdoc.ms.gov/<http://www.mdoc.ms.gov/>
e: MGoff@mdoc.state.ms.us<mailto:MGoff@mdoc.state.ms.us>

NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This email, and any attachments thereto, is intended for use only by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain confidential information, legally privileged information and attorney-client work product. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender by email, telephone or fax, and permanently delete the original and any of any email and printout thereof.

From: Emma Best

How is the request very broad? How much documentation and manuals exists for your email system? Typically, it's only a handful of documents...

From: Department of Corrections

Your clarification is appreciated. Let me check into the documentation that exists on this and I'll send an estimated cost letter after I figure out how many documents we're working with. You may be right that it is only a handful of documents, but I don't know yet. I'll be in touch after I look into the situation. Thank you for working with us on this disclosure.

MG

Marshall Goff
Staff Attorney
MS Department of Corrections
633 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
p:601-359-5600
w:www.mdoc.ms.gov/<http://www.mdoc.ms.gov/>
e: MGoff@mdoc.state.ms.us<mailto:MGoff@mdoc.state.ms.us>

NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This email, and any attachments thereto, is intended for use only by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain confidential information, legally privileged information and attorney-client work product. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender by email, telephone or fax, and permanently delete the original and any of any email and printout thereof.

From: Department of Corrections

I apologize for the delay. This e-mail corresponds to your updated public records request. Documents responsive to your request have been located and reviewed for disclosure. The total cost owed by you to MDOC is $14.50. This cost is based upon the actual cost incurred by MDOC.

Cost Breakdown:

Hours = 2 total
Rate = $7.25 an hour - lowest level legal staff member

$14.50 TOTAL DUE to the Mississippi Department of Corrections

Please send check or money order payable to the order of the Mississippi Department of Corrections to the following address: ATTN - Marshall Goff - Legal Division, 633 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39202. If you would like the documents printed instead of emailed to you, there will be additional charges associated. Thank you in advance and should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Marshall Goff
Staff Attorney
MS Department of Corrections
633 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
p:601-359-5600
w:www.mdoc.ms.gov/<http://www.mdoc.ms.gov/>
e: MGoff@mdoc.state.ms.us<mailto:MGoff@mdoc.state.ms.us>

NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This email, and any attachments thereto, is intended for use only by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain confidential information, legally privileged information and attorney-client work product. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender by email, telephone or fax, and permanently delete the original and any of any email and printout thereof.

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