|Submitted||Oct. 27, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:
Data on all cases of deaths in custody involving an Alaska Native/American Indian woman or girl victim within your jurisdiction(s). For the purposes of this request, "Alaska Native/American Indian" is defined as any individual who was identified as a member of an Alaska Native or American Indian community or as having Alaska Native/American Indian heritage. "Woman or girl" includes all victims identified as females, as well as transgender women. We are requesting cases dating from 1900 to the present.
This request is for basic information on cases as classified above. Such information may include but is not limited to victim name, location and date of disappearance/death, age of victim, status of case (solved or unsolved).
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.
Attached is the Acknowledgement Letter from Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for FOIL - NY_20181030094213417
This is in response to your email requesting records under the New York State Freedom of Information Law shown below.
The records requested are not maintained by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. We suggest that you write directly to the Records Access Officer, NYS Commission of Correction Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, 80 South Swan Street, 12th Floor, Albany, New York 12210.
If you do not agree with this decision, you may appeal by contacting the Office of Counsel, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, State Campus, Building #9, 1220 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12226, in writing.