COVID-19 directives and preparation (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Vermont.
Multi Request COVID-19 directives and preparation
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Vermont Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all directives, orders, plans, and communications issued to officials and managerial staff within facilities under the jurisdiction of this agency, as well as those provided to individuals under the supervision of this agency, regarding preparatory or responsive measures and requirements related to COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.

Please include as responsive any relevant plans and directives issued regarding inmate health, behavior, and participation in preparatory and defensive activities, including those conducted by the correctional industry program.

If you have any questions about this request, please call 617-299-1832.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Department of Corrections

Dear Beryl,

The Vermont Department of Corrections has received your request for records. The Department's response is included below.

1. Any and all directives, orders, plans, and communications issued to officials and managerial staff within facilities under the jurisdiction of this agency, as well as those provided to individuals under the supervision of this agency, regarding preparatory or responsive measures and requirements related to COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. Please include as responsive any relevant plans and directives issued regarding inmate health, behavior, and participation in preparatory and defensive activities, including those conducted by the correctional industry program.

1. There is a need for the Department to "search for and collect the requested documents," and for "consultation." See 1 V.S.A. ยง 318 (b)(5)(A)-(C). Therefore, the Department expects to respond on or about March 20, 2020.

Sincerely,
Charles Remick
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From: Department of Corrections

Dear Beryl,

A search was done and records that could be found responsive to your request are attached. Please keep in mind that this continues to be a fluid situation of which a majority of DOC resources have been allocated.

Sincerely,

Charles Remick
Records & Information

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