State-level solitary confinement policies/procedures and reporting requirements (Department of Corrections)

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

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All policies/procedures and associated reporting requirements for facilities under this agency's jurisdiction (including juvenile, privately-operated, and those of various security level) related to the segregation of an inmate/person in custody/offender due to disciplinary, classification, medical, safety, or other reasons. Please include policies/procedures/reporting requirements for all such segregation activities, including, but not limited to, those associated with the following terms:

• solitary
• solitary confinement
• Security Housing Units
• Special Housing Units
• Intensive Management Units
• Restricted Housing Units
• Communication Management Units
• disciplinary segregation
• administrative segregation
• involuntary protective custody

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Torrey S. Grimes

Please see the attached.

Torrey S. Grimes, JD, MBA
Attorney, Office of General Counsel
Tennessee Department of Correction
P (615) 253-8240 F (615) 741-9280

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From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Grimes,

Thank you so much for the update. I look forward to hearing from you again and hope that your days are lovely until then.

Best,
Beryl

From: Torrey S. Grimes

We have the requested policies prepared for response. It does appear that it would take multiple emails. If you provide me with a flash drive, I could easily copy them.

Please advise as to how you wish to receive the information.

Torrey S. Grimes, JD, MBA
Attorney, Office of General Counsel
Tennessee Department of Correction
P (615) 253-8240 F (615) 741-9280

CONFIDENTIALITY: The information contained in this e-mail message, including any attachments, is intended only for the personal, confidential and privileged (either legally of otherwise) use of the individual to which it is addressed. The email message and attachments may contain confidential information that is protected by Attorney/Client privilege and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are notified that any review, use, disclosure, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender by reply e-mail immediately and destroy all copies of the original message.

From: Torrey S. Grimes

We have the requested policies prepared for response. It does appear that it would take multiple emails. If you provide me with a flash drive, I could easily copy them.

Please advise as to how you wish to receive the information.

Torrey S. Grimes, JD, MBA
Attorney, Office of General Counsel
Tennessee Department of Correction
P (615) 253-8240 F (615) 741-9280

CONFIDENTIALITY: The information contained in this e-mail message, including any attachments, is intended only for the personal, confidential and privileged (either legally of otherwise) use of the individual to which it is addressed. The email message and attachments may contain confidential information that is protected by Attorney/Client privilege and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are notified that any review, use, disclosure, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender by reply e-mail immediately and destroy all copies of the original message.

From: Beryl Lipton

Mr. Grimes,

I apologize for the great delay in my response. Will the responsive materials fit on a cd or two?

Thanks so much for all your help,
Beryl

From: Torrey S. Grimes

One disc or one flash drive would be fine.

They are just too large to go through the email system.

Send to my attention:

TDOC LEGAL
Attn: Torrey S. Grimes
6th Floor, Rachel Jackson Bldg.
320 Sixth Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37221

Torrey S. Grimes, JD, MBA
Attorney, Department of Correction
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From: Beryl Lipton

Mr. Grimes,

As always, your assistance is very much appreciated. A cd will go out this week.

Have a lovely day,
Beryl

From: MuckRock

Mr. Grimes,

Please find enclosed a cd for the responsive solitary confinement procedures.

Thanks so much.

Best wishes,
Beryl

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 April 9, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Torrey S. Grimes

I have not received a flash drive or CD from you.

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Torrey S. Grimes, JD, MBA | Attorney
6th Floor Rachel Jackson Building
320 6th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37243
p. 615-253-8240 f. 615.741.9280
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tn.gov/correction

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https://twitter.com/TNTDOC1
https://www.youtube.com/TNTDOC1

CONFIDENTIALITY: The information contained in this e-mail message, including any attachments, is intended only for the personal, confidential and privileged (either legally of otherwise) use of the individual to which it is addressed. The email message and attachments may contain confidential information that is protected by Attorney/Client privilege and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are notified that any review, use, disclosure, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender by reply e-mail immediately and destroy all copies of the original message.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Grimes,

Apologies for the inadvertent follow up. The disc was returned to us. I'll send it out again today.

Thank you!
Beryl

From: MuckRock

Mr. Grimes,

Please find enclosed a cd for the responsive solitary confinement procedures.

Thanks so much!

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Department of Corrections

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Corrections

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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