Post-incarceration employment options (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Washington.
Tracking #

P-1501

Multi Request Post-incarceration employment options and reports - September 2018
Est. Completion Dec. 4, 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:

• All policies related to the employment and payment of incarcerated persons under the jurisdiction of this agency.

• The most recent report regarding currently-employed incarcerated persons under the jurisdiction of this agency. Please include all available segregable information, including the type of employment, the wage at which the employment occurs, and any other applicable information. Please do not include any personally identifying information.

• All reports regarding post-incarceration employment for individuals formally under the jurisdiction of this agency.

If no such reports exist and if reports with equivalent information also do not exist, confirmation of the fact that no data at all exists on this subject will suffice.

Please feel free to call the MuckRock office for further clarification: 617-299-1832.

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

September 24, 2018

Ms. Beryl Lipton
Muckrock
requests@muckrock.com

Dear Ms. Lipton:

I acknowledge receipt of your recent public records request received in our office on September 20, 2018. We have assigned this request a tracking number of P-1501. Please refer to this number in all future communications with us about this request. You’ve requested the following records:

1. All policies related to the employment and payment of incarcerated persons under the jurisdiction of Washington State Department of Corrections
a. Clarification is needed. Please provide a timeframe. Staff will not search for records for this item unless a timeframe is provided.
2. The most recent report regarding currently employed incarcerated persons under the jurisdiction of Washington State Department of Corrections. You would like this to include all available segregable information, including type of employment, the wage at which the employment occurs and any other applicable information. You do not want any personally identifying information
a. Clarification is needed. Please provide a definition for “other applicable information”. “Other applicable information” could be interpreted differently by different people. I will search for the most recent report, as of September 20th, that includes: currently employed incarcerated persons under the jurisdiction of Washington State Department of Corrections, to include type of employment and the wage at which the employment occurs
3. All reports regarding post-incarceration employment for individuals formerly under the jurisdiction of Washington State Department of Corrections
a. Clarification is needed. Please provide a timeframe. Staff will not search for records for this item unless a timeframe is provided.

Department staff will begin to gather and identify records, if any, responsive to item #2 of your request. I will respond further as to the status of your request within 49 business days, on or before December 4, 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

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