Procedures re: reporting inmate injury/death at public and privately-run correctional facilities (Mississippi Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Mississippi.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All procedures and associated forms (blank) relevant to the reporting of inmate injuries and death at both public and privately-run correctional facilities, should differences apply.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Scott, Tara

Mr. Lipton,
Thanks for contacting the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Please see attached cost letter relating to your request.
Again, thanks for contacting the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
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Tara B. Scott
Office of Communications
Mississippi Department of Corrections – Central Office
633 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
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To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Scott, Tara

Mr. Lipton,
MDOC responded to your request on 02/17/15 (see below and attached). I am attaching the response again, for your review.
As I am no longer in the Office of Communications, please contact Communications Director Grace Fisher or Spokesperson Jasmine Cole for further questions.
Thank you.

Tara Scott
MDOC Deputy Director of Records
Mississippi Department of Corrections
421 West Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS 39225
Office: 601-933-2889 ext. 6062
Fax: 601-973-3891<>

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Scott,

Thank you very much for your message. I apologize for the inadvertent follow up and appreciate all of your help.

Best wishes,