Missouri DOC Adult Pay to Stay Policy

Wayne Byun filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Missouri.
Due Dec. 20, 2022
Est. Completion Jan. 23, 2023
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Wayne Byun

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Missouri Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

The following materials regarding the imposition, assessment, collection and balances of inmate fees and debt:

a) All current policies and procedures regarding medical and room & board costs or fees for which inmates are or may become liable. Please include all policies and procedures related to how fees are set, accrued, imposed, collected, and enforced (such as those related to per diem fees, ability to pay determinations, penalties for late or non-payment, authorization for civil or criminal action for payment enforcement, etc).

b) All reports, databases, spreadsheets, or equivalent materials regarding debts/restitution paid to or owed to this department or any facility/agency under its jurisdiction in FY2021. Please include all relevant data regarding medical and room & board costs, including the number of individuals charged for medical and room & board costs or fees and the total amount of medical and room & board fees imposed in FY2021.

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.

Sincerely,

Wayne Byun

From: Department of Corrections

Mr. Byun:

The Department has received your request regarding records related to fees or costs to offender for medical services and/or room and board.

Please be advised that the department is controlled by the Missouri Incarceration Reimbursement Act, sections 217.825 to 217.845 RSMo which is enforced by the Office of the Missouri Attorney General. Some of the records you requested may include records that are closed pursuant to section 610.021.1(1) RSMo.

The department is gathering the open records responsive to your request. It may take up to 30 days for the department to research and copy these records.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please let me know.

Sincerely,

Matt Briesacher
Office of the General Counsel

Missouri Department of Corrections
2729 Plaza Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Office: (573) 526-6504

NOTICE: This electronic mail message and any attachments may contain attorney-client privileged or otherwise confidential information. Recipients should ensure that proper security measures are taken to maintain any privileged or confidential information. If you are not an intended recipient of this electronic mail message as listed above, please notify my office immediately and delete or destroy the electronic message and all printed copies. The unauthorized disclosure of privileged or otherwise confidential information is strictly prohibited. All recipients are hereby notified that (1) electronic mail is not secure, (2) any electronic mail sent to or received by you may be exposed to multiple computers and/or users in transit, and (3) interception during transit by improper access may occur. Please contact us immediately if you do not want this office to communicate with you by e-mail. Thank you.

From: Department of Corrections

Mr. Byun:

As I mentioned in my earlier message, it may take up to 30 days to gather these records which would be January 23, 2023. The Department is working on your request and we will get the open records to you as soon as possible.

Matt Briesacher
Office of the General Counsel

Missouri Department of Corrections
2729 Plaza Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Office: (573) 526-6504

NOTICE: This electronic mail message and any attachments may contain attorney-client privileged or otherwise confidential information. Recipients should ensure that proper security measures are taken to maintain any privileged or confidential information. If you are not an intended recipient of this electronic mail message as listed above, please notify my office immediately and delete or destroy the electronic message and all printed copies. The unauthorized disclosure of privileged or otherwise confidential information is strictly prohibited. All recipients are hereby notified that (1) electronic mail is not secure, (2) any electronic mail sent to or received by you may be exposed to multiple computers and/or users in transit, and (3) interception during transit by improper access may occur. Please contact us immediately if you do not want this office to communicate with you by e-mail. Thank you.

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