Correspondence received by Departmet of Public Safety on parole reform

Tom Nash filed this request with the Virginia Department of Public Safety of Virginia.
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All correspondence received by the Department mentioning the Governor's Parole Review Commission between June 1, 2015 and the time this request is processed.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All correspondence received by the Department mentioning the Governor's Parole Review Commission between June 1, 2015 and the time this request is processed.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Virginia Department of Public Safety

Dear Sir or Madam:

We have received a number of requests that, as I understand it, were previously addressed.

The internet site Muck Rock poses a number of problems for processing requests submitted through it under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. The only listed address for sending responses is in Massachusetts, it is not otherwise a qualified media organization in Virginia, and there is no way to verify the identity of the requester. See Va. Code ยง 2.2-3704(A). Indeed, the name affiliated with these requests is known to promote himself as a "proxy" and encourages others to use his information in order to make improper records requests.

Accordingly, we will not be responding to this request.

Should you seek to submit a request through a verifiable email address and establish yourself as qualified to make public records requests under VFOIA, then we'd be happy to process the requests.

Best,

Noah P. Sullivan
Counsel to Governor Terence R. McAuliffe
Office of the Governor
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel: (804) 786-2211
Fax: (804) 786-3985
Noah.Sullivan@governor.virginia.gov<mailto:Noah.Sullivan@governor.virginia.gov>

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