Materials related to ACA accreditation of Lake Erie Correctional

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction of Ohio.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All materials related to American Correctional Association accreditation of Lake Erie Correctional Institution, including Annual Certification Statements, Significant Incident Summaries and Notification, Outcome Measures Data, and Responses to Non-Compliance submitted to the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, as well as all audit reports (as described by ADEX-0031 of the DRC Record Retention Schedule).

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, 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.


Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 16, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Smith, JoEllen

Please find the attached records responsive to your request.
Thank you.
JoEllen Smith

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Smith,

Thank you so much for this!

Have a lovely holiday!

From: Smith, JoEllen

I am currently out of the office and will return Friday, November 26. If you need immediate assistance please contact Scott Flowers at 614-752-1150.

Thank you.


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