Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People (Department of Corrections)

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Washington.
Tracking #

P-2251

Multi Request Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People
Est. Completion March 6, 2019
Status
Partially Completed

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From: Sarika Ram


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records 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.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

From: Department of Corrections

October 30, 2018

Ms. Sarika Ram
MuckRock
requests@muckrock.com

Dear Ms. Ram:

I acknowledge receipt of your recent public records request received in our office on October 26, 2018. We have assigned this request a tracking number of P-2251. Please refer to this number in all future communications with us about this request. I interpret your request as follows:

1. Any current information and educational materials that are provided/distributed in correctional facilities about housing options available to inmates post-release
2. Any current policies and procedures detailing Department reentry services specific to accessing housing options post-release
3. Any statistical reports detailing admission and release trends from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017
a. All DOC statistical reports are on the Department’s external website and are available to the public: https://www.doc.wa.gov/information/data/analytics.htm . I will consider item #3 of this request to be fulfilled.
4. Any statistical reports detailing recidivism data from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017
a. A statistical report regarding CY2017 recidivism does not exist because the existing schedule for compiling recidivism data requires that a minimum of a full calendar year after the release cohort must conclude (meaning after CY2018 is over, our Data Analytics Unit will be able to create a statistical report regarding 2017’s recidivism)
5. Any statistical reports regarding inmates’ housing status prior to and following commitment to Washington State Department of Corrections from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017

If my interpretation is incorrect please let me know.

For the 1st installment, I’ve gathered 22 pages responsive to items 1 and 2 of your request. These documents are provided to you in accordance with the Public Records Act. By making agency documents available to you, the Department is not responsible for your use of the information or for any claims or liabilities that may result from your use or further dissemination.

Department staff will begin to gather and identify records, if any, responsive to items 1, 2 and 5 of your request. I will respond further as to the status of your request within 55 business days, on or before January 22, 2019. If you have any questions please contact me at erin.skewis@doc.wa.gov<mailto:erin.skewis@doc.wa.gov>.

Sincerely,

E. Skewis, Public Records Specialist
Public Records Unit
Department of Corrections
PO Box 41118
Olympia WA 98504-1118

P-2251
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From: Department of Corrections

January 8, 2019

Ms. Sarika Ram
MuckRock
requests@muckrock.com

Dear Ms. Ram:

This email is regarding your records request, P-2251. You requested the following records:

1. Any current information and educational materials that are provided/distributed in correctional facilities about housing options available to inmates post-release
2. Any current policies and procedures detailing Department reentry services specific to accessing housing options post-release
3. Any statistical reports detailing admission and release trends from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017
a. All DOC statistical reports are on the Department’s external website and are available to the public: https://www.doc.wa.gov/information/data/analytics.htm . I will consider item #3 of this request to be fulfilled.
4. Any statistical reports detailing recidivism data from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017
a. A statistical report regarding CY2017 recidivism does not exist because the existing schedule for compiling recidivism data requires that a minimum of a full calendar year after the release cohort must conclude (meaning after CY2018 is over, our Data Analytics Unit will be able to create a statistical report regarding 2017’s recidivism)
5. Any statistical reports regarding inmates’ housing status prior to and following commitment to Washington State Department of Corrections from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017

For the 2nd installment, I’ve gathered 1,113 pages responsive to items 2 and 5 of your request. These documents are provided to you in accordance with the Public Records Act. By making agency documents available to you, the Department is not responsible for your use of the information or for any claims or liabilities that may result from your use or further dissemination.

I am still waiting to hear back from you staff member within the Department to see if they have any additional responsive records. You can expect further response from me within 39 business days, on or before, March 6, 2019. If you have any questions please contact me at erin.skewis@doc.wa.gov<mailto:erin.skewis@doc.wa.gov>.

Sincerely,

E. Skewis, Public Records Specialist
Public Records Unit
Department of Corrections
PO Box 41118
Olympia WA 98504-1118

P-2251
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From: Department of Corrections

February 26, 2019

Ms. Sarika Ram
MuckRock
requests@muckrock.com

Dear Ms. Ram:

This email is regarding your records request, P-2251. You requested the following records:

1. Any current information and educational materials that are provided/distributed in correctional facilities about housing options available to inmates post-release
2. Any current policies and procedures detailing Department reentry services specific to accessing housing options post-release
3. Any statistical reports detailing admission and release trends from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017
a. All DOC statistical reports are on the Department’s external website and are available to the public: https://www.doc.wa.gov/information/data/analytics.htm . I will consider item #3 of this request to be fulfilled.
4. Any statistical reports detailing recidivism data from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017
a. A statistical report regarding CY2017 recidivism does not exist because the existing schedule for compiling recidivism data requires that a minimum of a full calendar year after the release cohort must conclude (meaning after CY2018 is over, our Data Analytics Unit will be able to create a statistical report regarding 2017’s recidivism)
5. Any statistical reports regarding inmates’ housing status prior to and following commitment to Washington State Department of Corrections from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017

For the 3rd installment, I’ve gathered 42 pages responsive to item 1 of your request. These documents are provided to you in accordance with the Public Records Act. By making agency documents available to you, the Department is not responsible for your use of the information or for any claims or liabilities that may result from your use or further dissemination.

This request, P-2251, is now considered closed. If you have questions you can contact me at erin.skewis@doc.wa.gov<mailto:erin.skewis@doc.wa.gov>.

Sincerely,

E. Skewis, Public Records Specialist
Public Records Unit
Department of Corrections
PO Box 41118
Olympia WA 98504-1118

P-2251
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