MMIW Cases

Sovereign Bodies Institute filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Vermont.
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From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Data on all cases of deaths in custody involving an Alaska Native/American Indian woman or girl victim within your jurisdiction(s). For the purposes of this request, "Alaska Native/American Indian" is defined as any individual who was identified as a member of an Alaska Native or American Indian community or as having Alaska Native/American Indian heritage. "Woman or girl" includes all victims identified as females, as well as transgender women. We are requesting cases dating from 1900 to the present.

This request is for basic information on cases as classified above. Such information may include but is not limited to victim name, location and date of disappearance/death, age of victim, status of case (solved or unsolved).

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.


Annita Lucchesi

From: Department of Corrections

Dear Annita Lucchesi,

The Vermont Department of Corrections did not track any race other then black, white & other until March 17, 2015. On that date "American Indian or Alaskan Native" was an option.

From that time (March 17, 2015) until this date no deaths in custody involving an Alaska Native/American Indian woman or girl victims have occurred.

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