Inmate firefighter compensation - January 1, 2017 through August 15, 2018 (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Washington.
Est. Completion Nov. 7, 2018
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all reports related to the compensation of inmates or other prisoners under the jurisdiction of this state for activities related to fighting fires. Please provide all relevant materials for the period from January 1, 2017 through August 15, 2018. Please provide data and details by fire event, if possible, including the number of hours worked and the number of inmates involved.

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,

Beryl Lipton

From: Department of Corrections

August 16, 2018

Ms. Beryl Lipton
MuckRock News
requests@muckrock.com

Dear Ms. Lipton:

I acknowledge receipt of your recent public records request received in our office on August 14, 2018. We have assigned this request a tracking number of P-839. Please refer to this number in all future communications with us about this request. You've requested the following records:

1. Any and all reports related to the compensation of inmates or other prisoners under the jurisdiction of this state for activities related to fighting fires. Please provide all relevant materials for the period from January 1, 2017 through August 15, 2018. Please provide data and details by fire event, if possible, including the number of hours worked and the number of inmates involved

Department staff will begin to gather and identify records, if any, responsive to your request. I will respond further as to the status of your request within 58 business days, on or before November 7, 2018. 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-839
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From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Lipton,

As stated in my August 16th email, you can expect a response on or before November 7, 2018. No clarification is needed at this time.

Thank you,
Erin Skewis

From: Department of Corrections

October 25, 2018

Ms. Beryl Lipton

Muck Rock

requests@muckrock.com

Dear Ms. Lipton,

This letter is in follow up to your request with tracking number P-839. You requested: Any and all reports related to the compensation of inmates or other prisoners under the jurisdiction of this state for activities related to fighting fires. Please provide all relevant materials for the period from January 1, 2017 through August 15, 2018. Please provide data and details by fire event, if possible, including the number of hours worked and the number of inmates involved.

I've gathered 840 pages responsive to your request. To receive the records on CD, please pay the Department's fee of $0.79 per compact disc, plus postage. Total copy fees for your request are:

Compact Disc

$.079 x 1 CD

$0.79

Postage

$0.98

Total

$1.77

To obtain the pages on a disc, please send a check or money order in the exact amount of $1.77. Make payable to:

Department of Corrections
Public Records Unit
PO Box 41118
Olympia, WA 98504

When payment is received the records will be mailed. Please submit the PRU/PDU tracking number on your payment (P-849).

If you choose not to pursue this public records request within 30 business days following the date of this letter, this request will be considered closed.

Sincerely,

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

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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $1.77 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Lipton,

You've already paid for these records. I mailed the records to you on CD on November 6th. Please stop emailing our office asking for status updates for requests that have already been addressed, fulfilled, etc. I understand that your company likely uses a bot service to send out these types of follow up emails, however, please desist sending follow up emails for requests that our unit has already responded to.

From: Muckrock Staff

Apologies, the records were never received in our office, which is why the follow-up was sent out. We'll disable the follow-ups, but if the records haven't been received by the end of the week, we'll kindly ask you to re-send them.
Thank you.

From: Department of Corrections

Thank you! Yes, please do follow up if you do not receive them. The CD was sent to: 411 A Highland Ave., Sumerville, MA 02144. Please let me know if this address is incorrect. Thanks again!

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