Post-incarceration employment options (New Hampshire Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of New Hampshire.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Hampshire Right to Know Law, I hereby request the following records:

• All policies related to the employment and payment of incarcerated persons under the jurisdiction of this agency.

• The most recent report regarding currently-employed incarcerated persons under the jurisdiction of this agency. Please include all available segregable information, including the type of employment, the wage at which the employment occurs, and any other applicable information. Please do not include any personally identifying information.

• All reports regarding post-incarceration employment for individuals formally under the jurisdiction of this agency.

If no such reports exist and if reports with equivalent information also do not exist, confirmation of the fact that no data at all exists on this subject will suffice.

Please feel free to call the MuckRock office for further clarification: 617-299-1832.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Department of Corrections

September 25, 2018

Beryl Lipton
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 61495
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Re: Right to Know Request

Dear Beryl Lipton,

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections is in receipt of your request for documents under the right to know law. We have attached documents that are responsive to your request.

You asked for all policies related to the employment and payment of those in our jurisdiction. We have enclosed copies of the following policies.

3.01 - Offender/RTU/SPU Resident Pay System
3.06 - Resident Accounts at Transitional Housing Units
3.09 - Management and Control of Personal Funds of Residents
7.47 - Phases and Programming at Transitional Housing Units
7.64 - Registered Apprenticeship Program

To the extent of your second request for the most recent report regarding currently-employed incarcerated persons under the jurisdiction of this agency. This data is tracked in a broad format but includes some skill levels and facility in which the individuals are housed.

You also asked for all reports regarding post-incarceration employment for individuals formally under the jurisdiction of this agency. No such document exists. RSA 91-A:4, VII states, “Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require a public body or agency to compile, cross-reference, or assemble information into a form in which it is not already kept or reported by that body or agency.”

To the extent that these represent all available documents that are responsive to your request, we will continue to review our records and if further documents are found that are responsive to your request those will be provided.

Respectfully,

Jeffrey Lyons
Public Information Officer
NH Department of Corrections

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