Policies, protocols, paperwork re: inmate labor/work assignments at private prisons (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Washington.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Absolutely any and all materials - including, but not limited to, policies, protocols, forms, reports, spreadsheets, and any other relevant material - related to the use and implementation of the labor of individuals held at for-profit or contracted prison facilities under the jurisdiction of this state. If state law in this area applies also to local or federal facilities contracted with a for-profit prison operator, provision of these relevant materials would also be appreciated.

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.


Beryl Lipton

From: Skewis, Erin K. (DOC)

June 23, 2017

Ms. Beryl Lipton

Dear Ms. Lipton:

I acknowledge receipt of your recent public records request received in our office on June 20, 2017. We have assigned this request a tracking number of PRU-47693. Please refer to this number in all future communications with us about this request. I interpret your request as follows:

Any and all records related to the use and implementation of the labor of individuals held at for-profit or contracted prison facilities under the jurisdiction of Washington State. If state law in this area also applies to local jails or federal facilities contracted with a for-profit operator under the jurisdiction of Washington State, you would like those records as well.

If my interpretation is incorrect please let me know.

The Washington State Department of Corrections does not have any private, contracted or for-profit prison facilities under its jurisdiction. Therefore, there are no records responsive to your request. Regarding the portion of your request about local jails or federal facilities, those do no fall under the Department of Corrections. Therefore, you would need to contact the jail and federal facilities directly.

This request, PRU-47693, is now closed. If you have questions about this request you can contact me at erin.skewis@doc.wa.gov<mailto:erin.skewis@doc.wa.gov>.


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

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