Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People (Department of Corrections)

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Rhode Island.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People


From: Sarika Ram

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

-Any informational and educational materials distributed in correctional facilities about housing options available to inmates post-release
-Any currently valid policies/procedures detailing Department reentry services specific to accessing housing options post-release
-Any statistical reports detailing admission and release trends from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any statistical reports detailing recidivism data from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any statistical reports regarding inmates' housing status prior to and following commitment to the Department from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017

Please provide materials from all state correctional facilities and on a rolling basis, as they become available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

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, as the statute requires.


Sarika Ram

From: Department of Corrections

Good Morning: Please be advised that the below APRA Request dated October 20th is not addressed to this facility and was never received by this facility. We did receive an identical APRA Request from you dated October 26th and same is currently being worked on and will be responded to in a timely fashion in accordance with the Statute governing same.

Thank you and please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Diane M. Gill
Office Manager
Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Office of Legal Counsel
40 Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-5168
Fax: (401) 462-2583
Email: Diane.Gill@doc.ri.gov<mailto:Diane.Gill@doc.ri.gov>

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From: Department of Corrections

November 9, 2018

Dear Ms. Ram:

Attached please find the Rhode Island Department of Corrections' response to your Access to Public Records request received in my office via email on October 26. 2018. The request was for public records regarding housing options for post-incarcerated offenders. I have attached my formal response a letter outlining the specifics of your request and the Department's response to each request. I have also attached the documents referred to in my letter.


Kathleen Kelly
Executive Counsel
Rhode Island Department of Corrections