Rodney Reed on Texas Death Row

Parker Embry filed this request with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice of Texas.
Tracking # OR2017-02762
Status
Completed

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From: Parker Embry

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I, Parker Embry of Houston, TX, am hereby requesting all case documents and trial transcripts for prisoner Rodney Reed of Bastrop County Texas. Reed, a current inmate on Texas Death Row, was convicted of the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites. His execution has been stayed indefinitely by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. His case documents and the trial transcripts would prove beneficial to my research on execution proceedings and the appeal process in the state of Texas. Please allow me to view the prisoner's file and trial transcripts. Any other documents pertaining to his record while incarcerated and in police custody would also prove beneficial.

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,

Parker Embry

From: OGC Open Records

Mr. Embry,

This office is currently reviewing your below request. I have attached the cost estimate associated with the responsive information. However, we believe some of the responsive information contains medical information that is confidential under HIPAA and therefore cannot be released. Please let me know if you agree to receive only the basic, non-confidential information that is associated with the attached cost estimate. Otherwise, we will send the responsive information to the Office of the Attorney General to request a ruling as to whether it can be released, which can result in a waiting period of up to 55 days.

Regards,
Amy Lee
Legal Assistant II

The information contained in this email and any 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 shall not be forwarded outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Office of the General Counsel, 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

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: OGC Open Records

Mr. Embry,

Attached please find the information responsive to your below request. Redactions were made in accordance with Texas Attorney General Letter Ruling No. OR2017-02762. At this time the TDCJ considers your request closed.

Regards,
Amy Lee
Legal Assistant II

The information contained in this email and any 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 shall not be forwarded outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Office of the General Counsel, 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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