State/local policies re: hostages within correctional facilities (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Utah.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act (“GRAMA”), I hereby request the following records:

All policies, procedures, memorandums of agreements, other memos, directives, communications, occurrence reports, and any other relevant materials regarding the reporting, negotiations, control, aftermath, and general treatment of hostages taken or individuals restrained in a hostage-like manner by individuals detained or under the supervision of facilities maintained under the jurisdiction of this agency, including juvenile, local, and private facilities, if applicable. If additional policies are maintained by other agencies, direction indicating such would be greatly appreciated.

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 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Department of Corrections

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

From: Gina Proctor

Yes, A response was mailed out on 10/30/2015

Gina Proctor
Records Manager
801-545-5701 Phone
801-523-7524 FAX
Utah Department of Corrections

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From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Proctor,

Thanks so much for your help. I look forward to receiving the materials, and I'll let you know if there's anything else.

Have a lovely weekend,