State/local policies re: hostages within correctional facilities (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Rhode Island.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All policies, procedures, memorandums of agreements, other memos, directives, communications, occurrence reports, and any other relevant materials regarding the reporting, negotiations, control, aftermath, and general treatment of hostages taken or individuals restrained in a hostage-like manner by individuals detained or under the supervision of facilities maintained under the jurisdiction of this agency, including juvenile, local, and private facilities, if applicable. If additional policies are maintained by other agencies, direction indicating such would be greatly appreciated.

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 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Kelly, Kathleen

October 27, 2015

Beryl Lipton
MuckRock
DEPT MR 22030
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
requests@muckrock.com

Dear Ms. Lipton,

I am writing in response to your Access to Public Records Act request received via email on October 23, 2015 in which you request all policies, procedures, memorandums of agreements, other memos, directives, communications, occurrence reports, and any other relevant materials regarding the reporting, negotiations, control, aftermath, and general treatment of hostages taken or individuals restrained in a hostage-like manner by individuals detained or under the supervision of facilities maintained under the jurisdiction of this agency, including juvenile, local, and private facilities, if applicable.

I have attached Rhode Island Department of Corrections Policy 10.32-4 Emergency Response Teams and Hostage Situation Management. This is the only document in the possession of the RIDOC that is relevant to your request.

In accordance with Rhode Island General Laws §38-2-8, if you are dissatisfied with this response you are entitled to file a complaint with the Department of the Attorney General, 150 South Main Street, Providence, RI, 02903, or the Rhode Island Superior Court of Providence County. Additional information concerning the Access to Public Records Act is available through the Attorney General’s website at www.riag.ri.gov.

Thank you,
Kathleen Kelly
Chief Legal Counsel
Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Office of Legal Counsel
40 Howard Ave., Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2546
Fax: (401) 462-2583
Kathleen.kelly@doc.ri.gov

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