Library Complaint and Censorship Records (Massachusetts Correctional Institution-Shirley Medium Security Library)

Chris Peterson filed this request with the Massachusetts Correctional Institution-Shirley Medium Security Library of Shirley, MA.
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From: Chris Peterson

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M. G. L. Chapter 66, Section 10) for a copy of the following records:

Copies of written and electronic complaints and challenges for removal, reclassification, or other reconsideration of publications including books, magazines, movies, websites (e.g. filtered from library computers), or other media from January 1, 2010, to present, as well as records, petitions, and correspondence related to these challenges.

We seek such records as, for example, are classified by the Massachusetts’ Supervisor of Public Records Municipal Records Retention Manual under Section 17.004: Complaint and Censorship Records, though we do not limit our request to those so classified.

According to 950 CMR 32.06(5), every custodian of records is encouraged to waive fees where disclosure would benefit the public interest, as we believe these will. This request is part of a research project by the Center for Civic Media to better understand how and why library materials are challenged in the State of Massachusetts. We are committed to open access and plan to make our findings broadly available to the public. If fees cannot be waived please inform me in advance.

We ask that, if possible, you please respond via email with text documents or clear, high-quality scanned PDFs. If you cannot reply electronically, please mail us the best quality copies you reasonably can. Your efforts helps us ensure broad accessibility and equity.

The statute requires your response to this request within 10 business days. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us better understand this important aspect of the work that you do. Please feel free to email me directly if you have any further questions.

Best,

- Chris Peterson
Research Assistant
Center for Civic Media
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Patty Rogers, Administrative Assistant

Attached is the response send on April 26, 2013 to your request.

Thank you



Patty Rogers, Administrative Assistant
MCI Shirley
P.O. Box 1218
Shirley, MA 01464
978-425-4341 extension 4835
fax 978-514-6614
plrogers@doc.state.ma.us

From: MuckRock

Ms. Rogers,

I apologize that we did not receive your April 26 response. If you could forward that communication to us, we would be happy to credit your department with a timely response.

Thank you.

From: Rogers, Patricia (DOC)

Attached is a copy of the response.



Patty Rogers, Administrative Assistant
MCI Shirley
P.O. Box 1218
Shirley, MA 01464
978-425-4341 extension 4835
fax 978-514-6614
plrogers@doc.state.ma.us
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October 22, 2013
Massachusetts Correctional Institution-Shirley Medium Security Library
Massachusetts Correctional Institution-Shirley Medium Security Library
Harvard Rd.
Shirley, MA 1464

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Ms. Rogers,

I apologize that we did not receive your April 26 response. If you
could forward that communication to us, we would be happy to credit your
department with a timely response.

Thank you.

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On Oct. 22, 2013:

Attached is the response send on April 26, 2013 to your request.

Thank you

Patty Rogers, Administrative Assistant
MCI Shirley
P.O. Box 1218
Shirley, MA 01464
978-425-4341 extension 4835
fax 978-514-6614
plrogers@doc.state.ma.us

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On Oct. 12, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On Sept. 27, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On Sept. 12, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On Aug. 28, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On Aug. 13, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On July 29, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On July 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On June 29, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On June 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On May 30, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On May 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On April 21, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On April 20, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On April 19, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2013. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On April 3, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M. G. L.
Chapter 66, Section 10) for a copy of the following records:

Copies of written and electronic complaints and challenges for removal,
reclassification, or other reconsideration of publications including
books, magazines, movies, websites (e.g. filtered from library
computers), or other media from January 1, 2010, to present, as well as
records, petitions, and correspondence related to these challenges.

We seek such records as, for example, are classified by the
Massachusetts’ Supervisor of Public Records Municipal Records Retention
Manual under Section 17.004: Complaint and Censorship Records, though we
do not limit our request to those so classified.

According to 950 CMR 32.06(5), every custodian of records is encouraged
to waive fees where disclosure would benefit the public interest, as we
believe these will. This request is part of a research project by the
Center for Civic Media to better understand how and why library
materials are challenged in the State of Massachusetts. We are committed
to open access and plan to make our findings broadly available to the
public. If fees cannot be waived please inform me in advance.

We ask that, if possible, you please respond via email with text
documents or clear, high-quality scanned PDFs. If you cannot reply
electronically, please mail us the best quality copies you reasonably
can. Your efforts helps us ensure broad accessibility and equity.

The statute requires your response to this request within 10 business
days. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us better
understand this important aspect of the work that you do. Please feel
free to email me directly if you have any further questions.

Best,

- Chris Peterson
Research Assistant
Center for Civic Media
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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