COVID-19 @ Corrections, BoP(s), Correctional Facilities/Institutions (Department of Corrections)

Emma Best filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Washington.
Multi Request COVID-19 @ Corrections, BoP(s), Correctional Facilities/Institutions
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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records 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.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Department of Corrections

April 29, 2020

Emma Best
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Ms. Best:

I am writing in response to your public records request received via email on April 23, 2020. For future reference this request has been assigned tracking number, P-12862.

You have requested the following:

1. The co-pay for each medical service at each Washington State prison facility. I am interpreting this to be for the co-pay amount and service provided. For what time frame are you seeking this information?

2. The number of inmates who reported to an infirmary between September 2019 and April 23, 2020. I am interpreting this to be a record indicating the number of inmates housed in an infirmary within this time frame. Please let me know if this is incorrect.

3. The number of inmates who reported respiratory/breathing issues, flu-like or pneumonia-like symptoms between September 2019 and April 23, 2020.

4. The number of inmates who were referred to a higher level of care, sent to an outside medical facility and how many outside medical personnel visited each prison/facility from September 2019 through April 23, 2020.

5. The number of COVID-19 tests each prison has performed, how many have been ordered and the process for testing between September 2019 and April 23, 2020. I will inquire about any additional records that are not found on the agency's website at the following link https://www.doc.wa.gov/news/covid-19.htm#testing<https://www.doc.wa.gov/news/covid-19.htm>.

6. The number of units of soap, shampoo and other personal hygiene and sanitizing cleaning products distributed from September 2019 through April 23, 2020. Please clarify what locations you are seeking this information for?

7. The number of units of clothing, sanitary pads and coffee filters sold by the commissary from September 2019 through April 23, 2020. Please clarify what locations you are seeking this information for?

8. Records describing transfers in and out of each prison from September 2019 through April 23, 2020. I am interpreting this request item to be for the number of transfers during this time frame. If this is incorrect, please let me know.

9. Records describing statistics on Bureau of Prisons inmates in overflow OR Other non-BOP facilities from September 2019 through April 23, 2020. Washington State Department of Corrections will not have BOP's information. We may be able to provide you with the number of inmates Washington State housed for BOP during this specified time frame, but you will have to contact BOP directly to get all records regarding where inmates under their authority have been housed.

10. Monthly prison population for each prison facility from September 2019 through April 23, 2020.

11. The number of incarcerated individuals released each month from September 2019 through April 23, 2020.

12. Emails/memos from senior management/leadership on compassionate release due to COVID-19 from September 2019 through April 23, 2020. The majority of this information is available for your review on the agencies website at the following link https://www.doc.wa.gov/news/covid-19.htm#about<https://www.doc.wa.gov/news/covid-19.htm>. I will search for and provide any additional documentation that is not found on line already.

13. Compassionate release guidance related to COVID-19 in effect between September 2019 and April 23, 2020. Same response as request item #12.

14. The quantity of the following medication orders from September 2019 through April 23, 2020.

a. 4E2RCat, ABBV-744, Camostat, Captropril, 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/MIN128), 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 and azithromycin.

If I have captured any of your request incorrectly, please let me know. I will wait for your clarification on request item #'s 1, 6, 7. If I do not hear back within 30 days, these request items will be administratively closed.

For many of the existing request items that do not need clarification, I will be following up to see if the information is available in the format you are requesting it as most medical information is not a compilation but rather individual specific. You can expect further response regarding the availability of records within 20 business days, on or before, May 28, 2020.

Sincerely,
Denise Vaughan

Denise Vaughan, Information Governance Director
Administrative Operations Division
Department of Corrections
(360) 725-8854 (office)
(360) 810-1130 (cell)

From: Department of Corrections

May 28, 2020

Emma Best
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Ms. Best:

I am writing in follow up to my previous response sent to you on April 29, 2020 regarding your public records request, P-12862.

Additional time is needed to process, gather and review and potentially responsive records. You can expect further response within 12 business days, on or before, June 15, 2020.

Sincerely,
Denise Vaughan

From: Department of Corrections

June 15, 2020

Emma Best
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Ms. Best:

I am writing in follow up to my previous response to you sent May 28, 2020 regarding your public records request, P-12862. You have requested the following:

1. The co-pay for each medical service at each Washington State prison facility. I am interpreting this to be for the co-pay amount and service provided. This request item has been administratively closed as not response was received to request for clarification dated April 29, 2020.

2. The number of inmates who reported to an infirmary between September 2019 and April 23, 2020. I am interpreting this to be a record indicating the number of inmates housed in an infirmary within this time frame. Please let me know if this is incorrect.

3. The number of inmates who reported respiratory/breathing issues, flu-like or pneumonia-like symptoms between September 2019 and April 23, 2020.

4. The number of inmates who were referred to a higher level of care, sent to an outside medical facility and how many outside medical personnel visited each prison/facility from September 2019 through April 23, 2020.

5. The number of COVID-19 tests each prison has performed, how many have been ordered and the process for testing between September 2019 and April 23, 2020. Responsive information can be found at the following link https://www.doc.wa.gov/news/covid-19.htm#testing<https://www.doc.wa.gov/news/covid-19.htm>.

6. The number of units of soap, shampoo and other personal hygiene and sanitizing cleaning products distributed from September 2019 through April 23, 2020. This request item has been administratively closed as not response was received to request for clarification dated April 29, 2020.

7. The number of units of clothing, sanitary pads and coffee filters sold by the commissary from September 2019 through April 23, 2020. This request item has been administratively closed as not response was received to request for clarification dated April 29, 2020.

8. Records describing transfers in and out of each prison from September 2019 through April 23, 2020. I am interpreting this request item to be for the number of transfers during this time frame. If this is incorrect, please let me know. Please find the responsive information attached below in both pdf and excel formats.

9. Records describing statistics on Bureau of Prisons inmates in overflow OR Other non-BOP facilities from September 2019 through April 23, 2020. As stated in previous response Washington DOC does not have BOP's information but can provide you information pertaining to housing of BOP inmates in Washington State. This information is attached below in both pdf and excel formats.

10. Monthly prison population for each prison facility from September 2019 through April 23, 2020. The monthly prison population for each prison facility, as well as the number of incarcerated individuals released each month can be accessed on the external Data Analytics site located at https://www.doc.wa.gov/information/data/analytics.htm#web-stats<https://www.doc.wa.gov/information/data/analytics.htm>

11. The number of incarcerated individuals released each month from September 2019 through April 23, 2020. See response to request item #10.

12. Emails/memos from senior management/leadership on compassionate release due to COVID-19 from September 2019 through April 23, 2020. This information is available online at the following link https://www.doc.wa.gov/news/covid-19.htm#about<https://www.doc.wa.gov/news/covid-19.htm>.

13. Compassionate release guidance related to COVID-19 in effect between September 2019 and April 23, 2020. Please clarify what you mean by "release guidance". I will wait for your clarification and then proceed accordingly. If I do not hear from you within 30 days, this request item will be administratively closed.

14. The quantity of the following medication orders from September 2019 through April 23, 2020.

a. 4E2RCat, ABBV-744, Camostat, Captropril, 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/MIN128), 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 and azithromycin.

Request items 1,6 & 7 have been administratively closed. Links have been provided in response to request items 5, 10, 11 & 12. The attached records (provided in both pdf and excel formats) are responsive to request items 8 & 9. I will wait for your clarification on request item #13. If I do not hear back within 30 days, this request item will be administratively closed.

Additional time is needed to follow up on request items 2, 3, 4 & 14. You can expect further response from me about what information is available in the format you are requesting it and what information may be patient specific. You can expect further response regarding the availability of records within 20 business days, on or before, July 13, 2020.

Sincerely,
Denise Vaughan

Denise Vaughan, Information Governance Director
Administrative Operations Division
Department of Corrections
(360) 725-8854 (office)
(360) 810-1130 (cell)

From: Department of Corrections

July 13, 2020

Emma Best
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Ms. Best:

I am writing in follow up to my previous response to you dated June 15, 2020 regarding your public records request, P-12862. Specifically, in follow up to four outstanding requests items outlined below.

2. The number of inmates who reported to an infirmary between September 2019 and April 23, 2020. I am interpreting this to be a record indicating the number of inmates housed in an infirmary within this time frame. Please let me know if this is incorrect.

3. The number of inmates who reported respiratory/breathing issues, flu-like or pneumonia-like symptoms between September 2019 and April 23, 2020.

4. The number of inmates who were referred to a higher level of care, sent to an outside medical facility and how many outside medical personnel visited each prison/facility from September 2019 through April 23, 2020.

14. The quantity of the following medication orders from September 2019 through April 23, 2020.

a. 4E2RCat, ABBV-744, Camostat, Captropril, 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/MIN128), 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 and azithromycin.

The following attached documents are responsive to your request. The PDF (98 pages) contains all responsive records (which includes the 2 excel spreadsheets attached as well as a separate pdf). These data pulls are responsive to the above request items.

Your request is now considered closed.

Sincerely,
Denise Vaughan

Denise Vaughan, Information Governance Director
Administrative Operations Division
Department of Corrections
(360) 725-8854 (office)
(360) 810-1130 (cell)

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