Mississippi Prohibited Books

Alec Shea filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Mississippi .
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From: Alec Shea

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Mississippi's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following documents:

All lists of books and periodicals prohibited in Mississippi prisons

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,

Alec Shea

From: Alec Shea

It has been 7 business days, has there been any progress on locating responsive records?

From: Department of Corrections

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Corrections

Hello. Please see the following attached response.
Thank you,

Grace Fisher
Communications Director
MDOC Office of Communications
gfisher@mdoc.state.ms.us<mailto:gfisher@mdoc.state.ms.us>
(601) 359-5608 office; (601) 665-7781 cell

From: Department of Corrections

Your Public Records Request have been received and will be forwarded to Attorney Marshall Goff.

From: Department of Corrections

Good Morning,

Documents responsive to your request have been located. Would you like these documents emailed to you? Thanks!

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: Alec Shea

Yes, emailing the documents would be ideal.

Thank you,
Alec Shea

From: Department of Corrections

Okay great. I have attached all documents responsive to your request which are in the possession of MDOC. Thank you very much!

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: Alec Shea

Hello, thank you for your assistance. I would like to further request all of notices of publication refusal sent since 2015.

Thank you,
Alec Shea

From: Department of Corrections

Good Morning,

Could you please clarify what you mean "all notices of refusal of publication"? Thank you.

MG

From: Alec Shea

In line 657 of the document I was previously sent, it reads "When a publication is refused, the offender and the publisher, distributor or vendor will be sent a notice of the received publication, date of receipt and reason for refusal." My request covers those notices.

From: Department of Corrections

I appreciate the clarification. According to the Mississippi Public Records Act (25-61-7), "fees shall be collected by the public body in advance of complying with the request." Given the amount of documents you have requested would be thousands of documents and all of the requested documents are not stored electronically, a deposit will be required before we can move forward with MDOC employees taking the necessary time to compile and scan/copy the documents.

I'm in the process of obtaining an estimate of how much the request will cost and the deposit will be a portion of that. Given the necessary costs and expenses associated with this request, would you like to narrow the scope (from 2015 to now) in order to cut down on the estimated costs associated with disclosing these documents?

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