Department of Corrections Death Penalty Procedures (Department of Corrections)

Emily Hopkins filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Washington .
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From: Emily Hopkins

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Policies, procedures and/or training documents pertaining to the execution of death row inmates.

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,

Emily Hopkins

From: Terrell, Paula L. (DOC)

August 11, 2015

MuckRock
E-mail: requests@muckrock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I acknowledge receipt of your recent public records request received in our office on August 4, 2015. We have assigned this request a tracking number of PDU-37563. Please refer to this number in all future communications with us about this request. I interpret your request for records as follows:

1. Current policies, procedures and/or staff training documents pertaining to the execution of death row inmates.

If my interpretation is incorrect, notify me at the address below; otherwise, I will proceed accordingly.

Department staff are currently identifying and gathering records, if any, responsive to your request. I will respond further as to the status of your request within 30 business days, on or before September 23, 2015. If you have any questions in the interim, please contact me at the address below.

Sincerely,

Paula Terrell, Public Disclosure Specialist
Public Disclosure Unit
Department of Corrections
PO Box 41118
Olympia WA 98504-1118
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The Washington Department of Corrections is increasing the security level for email messages containing confidential or restricted data. A new Secure Email Portal is being implemented. Outbound email messages from DOC staff that contain confidential or restricted data will be routed to the portal. A notification of the secured message will be delivered to the recipient.

Click on the following web link for more information.
http://www.doc.wa.gov/business/secureemail.asp

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 Aug. 4, 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: Terrell, Paula L. (DOC)

As stated in my e-mail dated August 11, 2015, Department staff are currently identifying and gathering records, if any, responsive to your request. I will respond further as to the status of your request within 30 business days, on or before September 23, 2015. No further clarification is needed, providing my interpretation is correct. If you have any questions in the interim, please contact me at the address below.

Sincerely,

Paula Terrell, Public Disclosure Specialist
Public Disclosure Unit
Department of Corrections
PO Box 41118
Olympia WA 98504-1118
plt:PDU #37563
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From: Emily Hopkins

Thank you Paula! I appreciate it.

From: Terrell, Paula L. (DOC)

September 23, 2015

MuckRock
E-mail: 20141-86362666@requests.muchrock.com

To Whom it May Concern:

I have attached 90 pages of records identified as being responsive to PDU-37563, your request policies, procedures and/or staff training documents pertaining to the execution of death row inmates.

These documents are provided to you in accordance with the Public Records Act. By providing you these documents and/or information, the Department is not responsible for your use of this information or for any claims or liabilities that may result from your use or further dissemination.

PDU-37563 is now closed.

Sincerely,

Paula Terrell, Public Disclosure Specialist
Public Disclosure Unit
Department of Corrections
PO Box 41118
Olympia WA 98504-1118

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The Washington Department of Corrections is increasing the security level for email messages containing confidential or restricted data. A new Secure Email Portal is being implemented. Outbound email messages from DOC staff that contain confidential or restricted data will be routed to the portal. A notification of the secured message will be delivered to the recipient.

Click on the following web link for more information.
http://www.doc.wa.gov/business/secureemail.asp

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