Department of Corrections Death Penalty Procedures (Department of Corrections)

Emily Hopkins filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Missouri.
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From: Emily Hopkins

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Policies, procedures and/or training documents pertaining to the execution of death row inmates.

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 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Emily Hopkins

From: Department of Corrections

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Briesacher, Matt

Ms. Hopkins:

I have been asked to respond to your August 4, 2015 request for records seeking "Policies, procedures and/or training documents pertaining to the execution of death row inmates." Please be advised that some of the records you have requested are closed records pursuant to sections 217.075 and 546.720 RSMo. The open record responsive to your request is attached.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office.


Matthew Briesacher
Deputy General Counsel

Missouri Department of Corrections
Office of the General Counsel
2729 Plaza Drive
PO Box 236
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 522-1634 phone
(573) 522-1635 fax

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