Transgender Inmate Count and Housing Placement

Kathryn Sosin Oeser filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Montana.
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From: Kathryn Sosin Oeser


To Whom It May Concern:

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

A complete and accurate count of all transgender inmates currently in custody in the Department of Corrections as mandated to be recorded by the Prison Rape Elimination Act including:
-the number of transgender women in custody
-the number of transgender women who are housed in men's facilities
-the number of transgender men in custody
-the number of transgender men who are housed in women's facilities

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,

Kathryn Sosin Oeser

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Oeser,

The response to your public information request is as follows:

The number of transgender women in custody-17
The number of transgender women who are housed in men's facilities-17
The number of transgender men in custody-1
The number of transgender men who are housed in women's facilities - 1
Regards,

Amy Barton
Interim Director of Communications
Montana Department of Corrections
406-444-0409

From: Kathryn Sosin Oeser

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Kathryn Sosin Oeser

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