MMIW Cases

Sovereign Bodies Institute filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Oregon.
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From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records 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 10 business days.


Annita Lucchesi

From: Department of Corrections

Good morning,
I am the public records contact for the Oregon Department of Corrections, and I have replied to every request we have received, which has included a letter of acknowledgment, and a Fee Waiver Request form that needs to be filled out and returned to me. My email address is<> will you please send any replies and future requests to my email address? You are currently sending requests to Betty Bernt, she does not process PRR’s so please update your contact information. In addition, please look back in your records for all of my responses including the documents I have already sent. You can also send future requests to<> that is DOC’s general email account. Note, that all of DOC’s responses has fallen within the legal allotted response time.

Thank you,


Nickie Basinger
Communications Coordinator
Office: 503.945.9225

“The mission of the Oregon Department of Corrections is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior.”

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