Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People (Department of Corrections)

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Montana.
Multi Request Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People
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From: Sarika Ram


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Montana Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

-Any informational and educational materials distributed in correctional facilities about housing options available to inmates post-release
-Any currently valid policies/procedures detailing Department reentry services specific to accessing housing options post-release
-Any statistical reports detailing admission and release trends from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any statistical reports detailing recidivism data from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any statistical reports regarding inmates' housing status prior to and following commitment to the Department from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017

Please provide materials from all state correctional facilities and on a rolling basis, as they become available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

From: Department of Corrections

Hello,

To fill your request for information:

* Any informational and educational materials distributed in correctional facilities about housing options available to inmates post-release
* Depending on where the inmates release, they are given different information. These resource materials are attached.
* Any currently valid policies/procedures detailing Department reentry services specific to accessing housing options post-release
* The Montana Department of Corrections provides various housing placement assistance services during incarceration and while on community corrections. It does not have policies and procedures detailing these housing placement services.
* Any statistical reports detailing admission and release trends from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
* Please see the 2017 Biennial Report: http://cor.mt.gov/Portals/104/Resources/Reports/2017BiennialReport.pdf
* Any statistical reports detailing recidivism data from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
* Please see the 2017 Biennial Report: http://cor.mt.gov/Portals/104/Resources/Reports/2017BiennialReport.pdf
* Any statistical reports regarding inmates' housing status prior to and following commitment to the Department from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
* The Montana Department of Corrections does not have the statistics described above.
Kindly,
Marcia

Marcia Levitan | Reentry Program Manager | MT Dept. of Corrections | (406)444-0410 | marcia.levitan@mt.gov

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