ADA Polices, Grievance Procedures

Jamelia Morgan filed this request with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services of Virginia.
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From: Jamelia Morgan

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Virginia Freedom of Information Act, §2.2-3704 et seq., I hereby request the following records:

All policies relating to, or mentioning, the word "ADA," "disability," "blind," or "deaf," or the phrase "Americans with Disabilities Act;"

The number of prisoners who have been identified by DOC as blind or as having visual impairments, if any;

The number of prisoners who have been identified by DOC as deaf or as being hard of hearing, if any;

The number of prisoners who have been identified by DOC as being blind and deaf, if any;

The number of prisoners who have been identified by DOC as having mobility impairments (e.g., spinal cord injuries, quadriplegia, etc.);

The number of prisoners placed in administrative segregation, protective custody, or similar status, and who have been identified by DOC as (1) blind or as having a visual impairment; (2) deaf or as being hard of hearing; (3) blind and deaf, and/or (4) having a mobility impairment.

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.

I know that responding to this request will take some time, and are willing to work with you on developing a production timeline. However, it is also necessary that we receive the responsive documents quickly enough to make them relevant and accurate. I hope that we can work together to identify a timeframe that is satisfactory to both parties.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Jamelia N. Morgan
Litigation Fellow, National Prison Project
American Civil Liberties Union
915 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
■ 202.715.0838 ■

From: Dion, Shannon (DCJS)

DCJS has previously responded to this request on February 5, 2016. (see attached email)

The requested records do not exist at DCJS and may be in the possession of the Virginia Dept. of Corrections. See below for contact information.

FOIA Coordinator, Office of the Director

Virginia Department of Corrections

P.O. Box 26963

Richmond, Virginia 23261

Phone: (804) 887-8340

Fax: (804) 674-3509

To Contact the FOIA Office via the Department’s website, click on “DOC Mail” on the

“Contact Us” page:

Furthermore, for additional information on ADA policies in the Commonwealth, please visit the Va. Dept. of Human Resource Management.

Department of Human Resource Management

Anne Waring
101 N. 14th Street, 12th Floor
Phone - (804) 371-2578 Fax - (804) 371-7401
Email - Anne Waring<>

Shannon Dion
Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
1100 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804.225.4300 FAX: 804.786.0410<../../../ijr24809/Documents/>

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