Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People (Department of Corrections)

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Vermont.
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26791

Multi Request Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People
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From: Sarika Ram


To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Any informational and educational materials distributed in correctional facilities about housing options available to inmates post-release
-Any currently valid policies/procedures detailing Department reentry services specific to accessing housing options post-release
-Any statistical reports detailing admission and release trends from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any statistical reports detailing recidivism data from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any statistical reports regarding inmates' housing status prior to and following commitment to the Department from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017

Please provide materials from all state correctional facilities and on a rolling basis, as they become available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

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,

Sarika Ram

From: Department of Corrections

Dear Sarika Ram
The Department has received your request for records. The Department's response is outlined below.

* Any informational and educational materials distributed in correctional facilities about housing options available to inmates post-release
* Materials distributed to staff in correctional facilities regarding housing options is attached.
* Any currently valid policies/procedures detailing Department reentry services specific to accessing housing options post-release
* Policy 503.01 on Transitional Housing is attached
* Any statistical reports detailing admission and release trends from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
* A search was done and the Department does not have any statistical reports detailing admission and releases during the stated time period
* Any statistical reports detailing recidivism data from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
* A search was done and the Department does not have any statistical reports detailing recidivism data during the stated time period
* Any statistical reports regarding inmates' housing status prior to and following commitment to the Department from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
* A search was done and the Department does not have any statistical reports regarding inmates housing status prior to and following commitment during the stated time period.

David Turner
Director, Offender Due Process & Record Management
Vermont DOC
NOB 2 South
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-2000
(802) 241-0060

On Oct. 20, 2018:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Any informational and educational materials distributed in correctional facilities about housing options available to inmates post-release
-Any currently valid policies/procedures detailing Department reentry services specific to accessing housing options post-release
-Any statistical reports detailing admission and release trends from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any statistical reports detailing recidivism data from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any statistical reports regarding inmates' housing status prior to and following commitment to the Department from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017

Please provide materials from all state correctional facilities and on a rolling basis, as they become available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

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,

Sarika Ram

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