MMIW Cases

Annita Lucchesi filed this request with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice of Texas.
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From: Annita Lucchesi


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information 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: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is working diligently to compile the information responsive to your request received on September 20, 2018. In accordance with Texas Government Code ยง 552.221(d), an additional 10 business days is required to process your request.

The information you requested is anticipated to be available on or October 18, 2018.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation. If you have any further questions please contact this office.

Regards,

Tammy Houser
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Open Records Coordinator
Executive Services
Phone (936) 437-6460
Fax (936) 437-2125

Note: The information contained in this electronic mail and attachments is intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s) and may contain confidential, privileged, or proprietary information. Any other use of these materials is strictly prohibited. This email may not be forwarded outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice without the permission of the original sender. If you have received this material in error, please notify me immediately by telephone and destroy all electronic, paper, or other versions.

From: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Ms. Lucchesi,

After a diligent search of our records, the TDCJ has nothing responsive to your request.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice did not track information related to your request prior to 1995.

The TDCJ does not show any records for any Alaskan or Native American females to have died in custody from 1995 to date.

The TDCJ now considers your request closed.

Should you have questions, please contact our office.

Regards,

Tammy Houser
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Open Records Coordinator
Executive Services
Phone (936) 437-6460
Fax (936) 437-2125

Note: The information contained in this electronic mail and attachments is intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s) and may contain confidential, privileged, or proprietary information. Any other use of these materials is strictly prohibited. This email may not be forwarded outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice without the permission of the original sender. If you have received this material in error, please notify me immediately by telephone and destroy all electronic, paper, or other versions.

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