|Multi Request||COVID-19 @ Corrections, BoP(s), Correctional Facilities/Institutions|
|Submitted||April 22, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the The Missouri Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:
Records describing the co-pay for each medical service at each applicable facilities
Records describing the number of inmates reported to infirmary between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing the number of inmates reported respiratory/breathing issues, flu-like or pneumonia-like symptoms between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing the number of inmates were referred to higher level of care, how many were sent to outside facilities, how many outside medical personnel visited each prison/facility between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing the number COVID-19 tests each prison has performed, how many ordered, process for testing between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing the number of units of soap, shampoo and other personal hygiene and sanitary, sanitizing or cleaning products distributed from September until now, how many sold from commissary, how many distributed normally, how many were requested by prisoners between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing the number of units of clothing sold in commissary, sanitary pads, coffee filters between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing transfers in and out of each prison between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing statistics on BOP prisoners in overflow or other non-BOP facilities i.e. county, city, state jails, as well as those listed "not in BOP custody" between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing monthly prison populations between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing the number of prisoners released each month between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Emails and memos from senior management/leadership on compassionate release due to COVID-19 between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Compassionate release guidance both general and specific to COVID-19, released or in effect between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing the ordered quantities of the medications 4E2RCat, ABBV-744, Camostat, Captopril, CB5083, Chloramphenicol, Chloroquine, Compound 10, Compound 2, CPI-0610, Dabrafenib, DBeQ, dBET6, IHVR-19029, Linezolid, Lisinopril, Minoxidil, ML240, MZ1, Nafamostat, Pevonedistat, PS3061, Rapamycin (Sirolimus), Sanglifehrin A, Sapanisertib (INK128/MlN128), FK-506 (Tacrolimus), Ternatin 4 (DA3), Tigecycline, Tomivosertib (eFT-508), Verdinexor, WDB002, Zotatifin (eFT226), Loratadine, Daunorubicin, Midostaurin, Ponatinib, Silmitasertib , Valproic Acid, Haloperidol, Metformin, Migalastat, S-verapamil, Indomethacin, Ruxolitinib, Mycophenolic acid, Entacapone, Ribavirin, E-52862, Merimepodib, RVX-208, XL413, AC-55541, Apicidin, AZ3451, AZ8838, Bafilomycin A1, CCT 365623, GB110, H-89, JQ1, PB28, PD-144418, RS-PPCC, TMCB, UCPH-101, ZINC1775962367, ZINC4326719, ZINC4511851, ZINC95559591, favipiravir, hydroxychloroquine, zinc, azithromycin, between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
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 in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. 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 library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.
We have received your request for documents dated April 23, 2020. Your request is being processed under the Missouri Sunshine Law.
In our effort to respond as quickly as possible to requests for documents, we have specifically designated many documents that are considered open records under the Sunshine Law and can be released immediately. If the documents you have requested are on that list, you should receive the information very quickly. If the records you request have not been previously designated for immediate release, your request will be reviewed to see if the records are open or closed. After this review, either the records will be provided to you, or we will advise you that they are closed and cite the specific provisions of the law under which access is denied.
Due to the size of our agency and the volume of records we maintain, locating, reviewing, and copying the records could take up to thirty working days. Should we find that we will not be able to get the records to you within thirty working days, we will contact you again to tell you the reason for the delay.
The Sunshine Law allows the department to require payment for the costs associated with reviewing and copying the requested records. You will be notified of the estimated charges prior to the expense being incurred.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.
Office of the Director
MO Department of Corrections.
I have been asked to assist the Department in responding to your request. First, I want to apologize for the delay in our response. Enclosed are the records pertaining to commissary records.
I will attempt to address the other categories of records you have requested in the order you listed them.
The Department does not charge co-pays for medical services, therefore there are no responsive documents for this category.
The Department also does not have a record of the number of offenders who report to the infirmary or the number of offenders who report respiratory or breathing issues, flu-like or pneumonia-like symptoms. Nor does the Department keep a record of how many offenders are referred for outside medical care.
The Department has not ordered COVID-19 tests, therefore, there are no responsive records.
Transfers of offenders in and out of prisons are closed records pursuant to section 217.075.1(3) RSMo.
We are not the custodian of records for BOP prisoners, therefore you will need to contact that agency for those records.
Regarding the category you describe as records describing the number of offenders released each month and the monthly prison populations from September 2019 to present, this request is not reasonably specific enough for the Department to identify the records you are requesting. If you can provide additional clarification, we may be able to assist.
The Department does not have compassionate releases, and therefore there are no responsive records for this category.
The records you are seeking pertaining to medications for offenders, medications are provided by an outside provider so the Department has no records responsive to that request.
If you have any questions or additional requests, please feel free to contact the Department at this e-mail address
Office of the Director
MO Department of Corrections