Cubilette-Polanco Records (Department of Corrections and Community Supervision)

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision of New York.
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From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records, videos, text messages, emails, written notes, or other documents related to the arrest, detention, solitary confinement and/or death of Layleen Cubilette-Polanco, a transgender woman who was arrested in New York in April 2019 and sent to New York's Rikers Island jail, where she died in June of this year.

You can read more about her case here:

I am a reporter for The Nation magazine.

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.


Jimmy Tobias

From: Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Attached is the Acknowledgement Letter from Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for FOIL - NY_20190613094410245


Andrew m. cuomo
Acting Commissioner

This is in response to your email requesting records under the New York State Freedom of Information Law Layleen Cubilette-Polanco.

We have reviewed our Central File records and have been unable to locate any individual with this name as having been incarcerated with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

If you do not agree with this decision, you may appeal by contacting the Office of the Counsel, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, State Campus, Building #9, 1220 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12226, in writing.

Please clearly note (if applicable) your name, DIN number, facility from which records were requested, and the FOIL Log Number provided in any response.

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