Inspection Notes for CIIC's 2013 LAECI Inspection Report

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee of Ohio .
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Notes and memos created during the inspection of Lake Erie Correctional Institution in preparation for CIIC's 2013 Report (found here: http://www.ciic.state.oh.us/docs/lake_erie_correctional_institution_2013_re-inspection.pdf)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Joanna.Saul@ciic.state.oh.us

Please see attached letter. Hard copy to follow in the mail.

Joanna E. Saul
Executive Director
Correctional Institution Inspection Committee
614.644.7782
www.ciic.state.oh.us

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Saul,

Thank you so much for your prompt response. I look forward to hearing from you again.

Enjoy your evening,
Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Correctional Institution Inspection Committee

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Joanna.Saul@ciic.state.oh.us

Good afternoon. This is in response to your public records request. The records are still in the process of being reviewed. I will have a response to you as quickly as possible once that is completed.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Joanna E. Saul
Executive Director
Correctional Institution Inspection Committee
614.644.7782
www.ciic.state.oh.us

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Saul,

Thank you for your message! I'm looking forward to hearing from you again.

Enjoy the evening,
Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Correctional Institution Inspection Committee

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Correctional Institution Inspection Committee

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Joanna.Saul@ciic.state.oh.us

Good morning. Please find attached a cover letter and the requested documents. A hard copy will follow in the mail.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Best,

Joanna E. Saul
Executive Director
Correctional Institution Inspection Committee
614.644.7782
www.ciic.state.oh.us

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Saul,

Thank you so much for your help! I'll be sure to be in touch if I have any questions.

Have a lovely day!
Beryl

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Saul,

Thank you very much for all of your help with this request. Looking through the material, I noticed that the inmate surveys conducted as part of the inspection are alluded to but not included. Would it be possible to get copies of these surveys as well?

Thanks again for everything.

Have a lovely night,
Beryl

From: Joanna.Saul@ciic.state.oh.us

Good afternoon. I am in receipt of your additional request for the inmate surveys. We do have the records that you have requested. They are currently under review by my legal counsel.

The only concern that I have regarding releasing the surveys is that we do ask inmates’ demographic information at the beginning of the survey and I am concerned that having them publicly available will allow people to identify the inmates and potentially cause them harm and/or become informed of their medical/mental health status, and may also have a dampening effect on inmates’ willingness to complete the survey in the future.

Do you have any thoughts or response to this concern?

Thank you.

Joanna E. Saul
Executive Director
Correctional Institution Inspection Committee
614.644.7782
www.ciic.state.oh.us

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Saul,

Thank you very much for your message. I hear your concern and am quite sympathetic to it. Would it be possible to make a limited range of redactions on the surveys themselves but include general demographic information for all respondents? Do you happen to have other suggestions for how to handle this appropriately?

Have a lovely evening!
Beryl

From: Joanna.Saul@ciic.state.oh.us

Hello – thank you for the response. At the back of the report (pages 48-65 in the attached document) is the inmate survey with the aggregated data and then the open-ended responses. Does this meet your needs?
Thanks!

Joanna E. Saul
Executive Director
Correctional Institution Inspection Committee
614.644.7782
www.ciic.state.oh.us

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