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Annita Lucchesi filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Washington.
Tracking #

P-114

Status
Completed

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From: Annita Lucchesi


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Data on all cases of deaths in custody involving an Alaska Native/American Indian woman or girl victim within your jurisdiction(s). For the purposes of this request, "Alaska Native/American Indian" is defined as any individual who was identified as a member of an Alaska Native or American Indian community or as having Alaska Native/American Indian heritage. "Woman or girl" includes all victims identified as females, as well as transgender women.

This request is for basic information on cases as classified above. Such information may include but is not limited to inmate name, location and date of death, age of inmate, cause of death.

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,

Annita Lucchesi

From: Department of Corrections

July 10, 2018

Ms. Annita Lucchesi
Muckrock
requests@muckrock.com

Dear Ms. Lucchesi:

I acknowledge receipt of your recent public records request received in our office on July 9, 2018. We have assigned this request a tracking number of P-114. Please refer to this number in all future communications with us about this request. I interpret your request as follows:

1. List of all instances of an Alaska Native/American Indian woman passed away while incarcerated at a Washington State Department of Corrections prison. You would like this data to include: inmate name, location of death, date of death, age and cause of death. You also would like the data to include transgender women who identify as female.

Clarification is needed. Please provide a timeframe. If clarification isn’t received within 30 days, this request will be closed.

Sincerely,

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

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From: Annita Lucchesi

Hello,

I would also like this data to include American Indian/Alaska Native girls who died while in a juvenile detention facility within the WA DOC system, if any exist.

The time range for the data is 1900 to present.

Thank you,
Annita

From: Department of Corrections

Thank you for your message. Juvenile institutions are not under the jurisdiction of the Washington State Department of Corrections. Juvenile prisons/institutions are under the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) which is a section of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). You may want to make a records request with DSHS as well, in order to get data on juvenile inmates.

I’ve updated your request as follows:

1. List of all instances of an Alaska Native/American Indian woman passed away while incarcerated at a Washington State Department of Corrections prison from 1900 through present, July 9, 2018, the date your request was received. You would like this data to include: inmate name, location of death, date of death, age and cause of death. You also would like the data to include transgender women who identify as female.
I will start working on searching for responsive data. I will follow up with you within 38 business days, on or before, August 31, 2018.

Sincerely,

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

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From: Department of Corrections

July 30, 2018

Ms. Annita Lucchesi
Muckrock
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Ms. Lucchesi:

This email is in follow up to your records request, P-114. You requested:

1. List of all instances of an Alaska Native/American Indian woman passed away while incarcerated at a Washington State Department of Corrections prison. You would like this data to include: inmate name, location of death, date of death, age and cause of death. You also would like the data to include transgender women who identify as female.

I’ve attached one page which has been identified as responsive to 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.

The file for P-114 is now closed. If you should have any questions related to this request, you may contact me via e-mail 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

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