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Annita Lucchesi filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Rhode Island.
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From: Annita Lucchesi


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, 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, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Annita Lucchesi

From: Department of Corrections

Good Morning Ms. Lucchessi: Attached please find correspondence forwarded on behalf of Chief Legal Counsel, Kathleen M. Kelly, in response to your below APRA request.

Thank you.

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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