Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People (Department of Corrections)

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Virginia.
Multi Request Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People
Est. Completion None
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From: Tom Nash


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information 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 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.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Department of Corrections

Good morning:

Regarding bullets 3, 4, and 5 of your request (below), does the date refer
to the origination of the statistical report or the data? Thank you.

-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
--
Ryan C. McCord, J.D.
Legal Issues Coordinator
Virginia Department of Corrections
Ryan.McCord@vadoc.virginia.gov
Ph: (804)887-8340

From: Sarika Ram

Hello,
Thank you for your response.

To clarify, I'd like reports that were published in the date range I specified.

Best,
Sarika

From: Department of Corrections

Good Afternoon:

Please be advised that we may be unable to provide the requested records
or determine whether they are available within the five working days
required by FOIA due to insufficient staffing. Therefore, we are invoking
subsection B 4 of ยง 2.2-3704 to provide us with seven additional working
days to respond to your request.
--
Ryan C. McCord, J.D.
Legal Issues Coordinator
Virginia Department of Corrections
Ryan.McCord@vadoc.virginia.gov
Ph: (804)887-8340

From: Department of Corrections

Good Afternoon:

In response to your request for below, please see the following link
https://vadoc.virginia.gov/about/facts/default.shtm and the attached.
Regarding the first bullet, responsive documents are being compiled and
will be sent tomorrow.

-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
--
Ryan C. McCord, J.D.
Legal Issues Coordinator
Virginia Department of Corrections
Ryan.McCord@vadoc.virginia.gov
Ph: (804)887-8340

From: Department of Corrections

Good Afternoon:

Thank you for your patience. Regarding the first bullet of your request,
please see all responsive documents at the following link on the
Department's website: https://vadoc.virginia.gov/community/

Thank you for contacting the Virginia Department of Corrections.
--
Ryan C. McCord, J.D.
Legal Issues Coordinator
Virginia Department of Corrections
Ryan.McCord@vadoc.virginia.gov
Ph: (804)887-8340

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