COVID-19 directives and preparation (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction of Ohio.
Multi Request COVID-19 directives and preparation


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all directives, orders, plans, and communications issued to officials and managerial staff within facilities under the jurisdiction of this agency, as well as those provided to individuals under the supervision of this agency, regarding preparatory or responsive measures and requirements related to COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.

Please include as responsive any relevant plans and directives issued regarding inmate health, behavior, and participation in preparatory and defensive activities, including those conducted by the correctional industry program.

If you have any questions about this request, please call 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 10 business days.


Beryl Lipton

From: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Thank you for your email. Your request has been submitted to the Office of Legal Services for consideration and processing.

From: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Good evening -

I write in response to your public records request below

Please note that your request is overbroad as it does not ask for specific DRC records in the manner they are maintained and accessed. If you would like to further clarify or narrow your request, please feel free to contact me.

As a courtesy, however, please find attached records that may be of interest to you.

These include directives issued to DRC institutions in response to the COVID-19 emergency, and variances made to DRC policies in response to the same.

Also attached is a declaration, submitted by the DRC Director in federal court, detailing DRC's response to the COVID-19 emergency.

I hope these records assist you, but please feel free to contact me if I can be of further help.


Sarah E. Pierce
Staff Counsel, Public Information
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction