inmate assignment policies

Sam Norris filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Tennessee.
Tracking #

P245585-072820

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Kent Hoover

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

- all 401 series policies

- any other policies pertaining to inmate classification and assignment

- any user guides written explaining inmate classification and assignment policies for staff

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Kent Hoover

From: Sam Norris

Hello,

I wanted to follow up on my request of April 13, as I have not yet received a confirmation of receipt. Could you please inform me when you anticipate being able to fulfill the request?

Kent Hoover

From: Sam Norris

Hello,

I'm following up again on my request from April 13. As you are aware, the Tennessee Open Records Act requires a response within 7 days. It has now been over 30. I would appreciate an update on when I might get a response.

From: Sam Norris

Hello,

This is a followup on my request of April 13. As you are aware, the Tennessee Open Records Act requires a response within 7 days. It has now been nearly 60. I would appreciate an update on when I might get a response.

Kent Hoover

From: Department of Corrections

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,

Per the initial request's statement "Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request," please reopen this request. You will find proof of residency attached. Thank you for your assistance!

Sincerely,

MuckRock Staff

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From: Department of Corrections

Please submit a new request on your own behalf using our GOVQA portal. I have attached instructions. Thank you!

From: Sam Norris

Hello,

Thanks for the information! However, this request is for information about policies, not specific inmates. Will it still be fulfilled if I submit it through the site you list?

Thanks!

From: Department of Corrections

It will be processed and responded to in compliance with our policies and procedures. Thank you!

From: Department of Corrections

Dear Kent Hoover:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the Tennessee Department of Correction. Your request was received in this office on 7/28/2020 and given the reference number P245585-072820 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

- all 401 series policies

- any other policies pertaining to inmate classification and assignment

- any user guides written explaining inmate classification and assignment policies for staff

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Kent Hoover

Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate TN DOC division(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question.
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the TN Dept of Correction Request Center.
TN Dept of Correction

To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the TN Dept of Corrections Request Center (https://u4037834.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=NsSD9AJ7NC1Zn9x435-2BIaP-2BGMA1Kr86O4AoPv06YKD2Oi26LzDCuqo8TijBKay-2F-2F0XdyTp05rDwA2TwIkmq5sqH0Gd53HUz7mCeUnGLeR-2F5LtFIt0v8SumUm6N2ok2vfWrk5Pze93o2NjeltBNY5lw-3D-3DNe5p_5Apy-2Boe3q9ioP4ufUkOb1e1gVovW5tEhTmZMQ0nK1nOX1L526eWvD6IF1ssPwN1JjGc6-2F8sxkikgZbBVjhIbRgIzCVWDrPyLer3643nNQdTJzhVxTK9hTxkC9uDmdkkC8nEvDtCGefHjYDeqJSPH9yU1toMvruP7Zi26tYQ2-2BDYF-2FF6OFaCX35Z-2BVVkohbGV8Zl-2FOBvy36LQhk9xzSAH2qW2YIsIELHddMHuKnPMjJYPGxrzKP8oPhftmFalMWF7)

From: Department of Corrections

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08/07/2020
Kent Hoover

1199 Street Road
Kingston Springs TN 37082
Re: N/A, N/A - TOMIS#: N/A

Dear Kent Hoover:

Your request for information is still in the review process.  We will provide you the cost of the information you request by Friday August 14, 2020.

Sincerely,

Lori Priest, Director Records Management

From: Department of Corrections

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08/12/2020
Kent Hoover

1199 Street Road
Kingston Springs TN 37082
Re: N/A, N/A - TOMIS#: N/A

Dear Kent Hoover:

The Tennessee Department of Correction Records Management Division is in receipt of your request for records dated 7/28/2020, related to TDOC Classification policies.
In accordance with the Tennessee Public Records Act, we will provide the requested documents.
The information contains 110 page(s).  The charge(s) associated with this request are:
B&W Copies - Black and white copies: $16.50
Total Amount Due: $16.50
$0.15 cents per page for b/w copies and $0.50 for color copies. Upon receipt of your check or money order, for the full amount billed, made payable to: State of Tennessee - TDOC, your records will be sent.
The remitting address is as follows:
TDOC Records Management
2ND Floor, Rachel Jackson Building
320 Sixth Avenue, North
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0465.
Please advise should you have any questions.
Sincerely,
Lori Priest, Director Records Management

From: Sam Norris


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $16.50 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Department of Corrections

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Corrections

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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