|Multi Request||COVID-19 @ Corrections, BoP(s), Correctional Facilities/Institutions|
|Submitted||April 22, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Records describing the co-pay for each medical service at each applicable facilities
Records describing the number of inmates reported to infirmary between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing the number of inmates reported respiratory/breathing issues, flu-like or pneumonia-like symptoms between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing the number of inmates were referred to higher level of care, how many were sent to outside facilities, how many outside medical personnel visited each prison/facility between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing the number COVID-19 tests each prison has performed, how many ordered, process for testing between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing the number of units of soap, shampoo and other personal hygiene and sanitary, sanitizing or cleaning products distributed from September until now, how many sold from commissary, how many distributed normally, how many were requested by prisoners between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing the number of units of clothing sold in commissary, sanitary pads, coffee filters between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing transfers in and out of each prison between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing statistics on BOP prisoners in overflow or other non-BOP facilities i.e. county, city, state jails, as well as those listed "not in BOP custody" between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing monthly prison populations between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing the number of prisoners released each month between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Emails and memos from senior management/leadership on compassionate release due to COVID-19 between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Compassionate release guidance both general and specific to COVID-19, released or in effect between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
Records describing the ordered quantities of the medications 4E2RCat, ABBV-744, Camostat, Captopril, CB5083, Chloramphenicol, Chloroquine, Compound 10, Compound 2, CPI-0610, Dabrafenib, DBeQ, dBET6, IHVR-19029, Linezolid, Lisinopril, Minoxidil, ML240, MZ1, Nafamostat, Pevonedistat, PS3061, Rapamycin (Sirolimus), Sanglifehrin A, Sapanisertib (INK128/MlN128), FK-506 (Tacrolimus), Ternatin 4 (DA3), Tigecycline, Tomivosertib (eFT-508), Verdinexor, WDB002, Zotatifin (eFT226), Loratadine, Daunorubicin, Midostaurin, Ponatinib, Silmitasertib , Valproic Acid, Haloperidol, Metformin, Migalastat, S-verapamil, Indomethacin, Ruxolitinib, Mycophenolic acid, Entacapone, Ribavirin, E-52862, Merimepodib, RVX-208, XL413, AC-55541, Apicidin, AZ3451, AZ8838, Bafilomycin A1, CCT 365623, GB110, H-89, JQ1, PB28, PD-144418, RS-PPCC, TMCB, UCPH-101, ZINC1775962367, ZINC4326719, ZINC4511851, ZINC95559591, favipiravir, hydroxychloroquine, zinc, azithromycin, between September 2019 and the date of the processing of this request
I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.
As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.
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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.
The Department has received your request for records made in accordance
with Section 2.2-3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia. Please be advised
that it is practically impossible to provide the requested records or
determine whether they are available within the five working days required
by FOIA due to the breadth of your request. Therefore, we are invoking
subsection *B 4 *of *§2.2-3704 *to provide us with seven additional working
days to respond to your request. Thank you for contacting the Virginia
*Administrative Compliance Unit*
*Virginia Department of Corrections*
In an effort to reduce the cost of responding to your request, please give
me a call at (804)887-8340 to discuss certain portions of your request.
Some of the records requested (transfer records, for example) would take a
great deal of time to compile (100 hrs) at great cost to you and, in the
end, would likely be withheld as records of offenders, related to their
imprisonment in accordance with Section 2.2-3706(B)(4) of the Code of
Virginia. Others, request the numbers of inmates who have reported with
certain symptoms which we have individual offender records responsive to,
but not a summary of - these individual records would be similarly exempt.
Assuming you don't want to pay for records you are likely not to receive,
I'd like to discuss the entirety of your request as soon as you're able.
For the records we have readily available, the Department is compiling
those records and will provide them as they are available. Thank you and I
look forward to hearing from you soon.
*Administrative Compliance Unit*
*Virginia Department of Corrections*
Please see the attached letter and records in response to your FOIA request
received April 23, 2020.