Prison Healthcare Expenses and Budgets

COVID Prison Project filed this request with the New York State Assembly of New York.


From: COVID Prison Project

Assembly Records Access Officer
Public Information Office
Room 202
Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
(518) 455-4218

To the Assembly Records Access Officer:

Under the New York Freedom of Information Law, N.Y. Pub. Off. Law sec. 84 et seq., I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of public records that

- Active contracts with third-party vendors exceeding $50,000 for medical services that are provided to individuals in the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS)
- Proposed contracts with third-party vendors exceeding $50,000 for medical services that are provided to individuals in the custody of the NYSDOCCS
- The enacted NYSDOCCS budget for fiscal year 2021
- A list of all medical institutions external to the FDOC which provide inpatient and outpatient services to the individuals in NYSDOCCS custody

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 filed electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. However, we respectfully request a waiver of these fees as we are affiliated with an educational or noncommercial scientific institution, and this request is made for a scholarly or scientific purpose and not for a commercial use.

Should you deny my request, or any part of the request, please state in writing the basis for the denial, including the exact statutory citation authorizing the denial as required by s. 119.07(1)(d), F.S. Also, please provide all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material.

The New York Freedom of Information Law requires a response time of five business days. If access to the records I am requesting will take longer than this amount of time, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.


Forrest Behne
COVID Prison Project

Office: (919) 391-7962
340 MacNider Hall | Campus Box 7240
333 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7240

From: New York State Assembly

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