Steve Cook comms re: Sentencing Reform

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the Department of Justice - FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit of the United States of America.
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Due Nov. 23, 2018
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From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Emails to or from Associate Deputy Attorney General Steven H. Cook between March 1, 2017 and Oct. 24, 2018 containing any of the following terms:
- "first step act"
- "851"
- "Fair Sentencing Act"
- "924(c)"
- "safety valve"
- "3553"

For the purposes of this request, please include the full email chains in which any of these terms appear. Please note that according to NARA guidance, emails sent from private email addresses concerning government businesses are considered public record, and I therefore request a search of both work or private accounts used by the official for government business.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


CJ Ciaramella

From: Department of Justice - FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA102418-1.

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* Date Submitted: 10/31/2018
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