Prostitution Incarcerations (Department of Corrections)

SWOP Behind Bars (SBB) filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Washington.
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PRU-52567

Multi Request Prostitution Incarcerations
Status
Completed

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From: SWOP Behind Bars (SBB)

To Whom It May Concern:

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Open Public Records Act ("OPRA"), I hereby request the following records:

2012-2017 Incerations for prostitution, pimping, forced slavery, sex trafficking and human trafficking

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

M Dante

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,

M Dante

From: Department of Corrections

STATE OF WASHINGTON
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
P. O. Box 41118*Olympia, Washington 98504-1101*Tel (360) 725-8673

May 2, 2018

M Dante
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear M. Dante:

Your request for records dated May 1, 2018, was received on the same day. This request has been assigned public records tracking number PRU-52567. Please reference that number in any future correspondence regarding this request.

You write to request the following records:

1. 2012 through 2017 incarcerations for prostitution, pimping, forced slavery, sex trafficking, and human trafficking.
Are you seeking a list of all individuals incarcerated for prostitution, pimping, forced slavery, sex trafficking, and human trafficking or are you seeking other types of records?

Once clarification has been received we will proceed with your request. If no response is received within 30 days of the date of this letter, the file for PRU-52567 will be closed.

Sincerely,

Kailey Tschimperle, Public Records Specialist
Public Records Unit
Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 41118
Olympia, WA 98504-1118

cc:PRU-52567

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From: SWOP Behind Bars (SBB)

Kailey,

Thank you for your response.
I am requesting aggregate data 2012 through 2017 incarcerations for prostitution, pimping, forced slavery, sex trafficking, human trafficking and related offenses. Specifically, I am requesting total incarcerations by offense per year.
I am not requesting any individual names or other personal information.

Sincerely,

M Dante

From: Department of Corrections

Hello M Dante:

Thank you for your clarification. We will gather the following records:

1. Aggregate data during the timeframe of 2012 through 2017 for the number of incarcerations for the following crimes: prostitution, pimping, forced slavery, sex trafficking, human trafficking and related offenses.

If this is not correct please let me know. I will be in correspondence again on or before June 1, 2018. If you have any questions during the interim please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Kailey Tschimperle, Public Records Specialist
Public Records Unit
Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 41118
Olympia, WA 98504-1118

From: Department of Corrections

May 30, 2018
M Dante
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com%3cmailto:requests@muckrock.com>
Dear M. Dante:
This email is a follow-up to your email dated May 30, 2018, regarding your public records request, PRU-52567. You requested the following records.
1. Aggregate data during the timeframe of 2012 through 2017 for the number of incarcerations for the following crimes: prostitution, pimping, forced slavery, sex trafficking, human trafficking and related offenses.
There is a recent law change regarding vacating sentences related to prostitution when a person committed those crimes due to being the victim of trafficking. The attached list is individuals convicted of promoting prostitution/sex trafficking/commercial sexual abuse related crimes, not individuals who may have been sentenced to other crimes due to being a victim of one of these crimes. We do not have a way of identifying people in the latter category. If you would like me to direct you to where the law is updated on the website please let me know.

Attached are 17 pages identified as responsive to your request. These records 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 PRU-52567 is now closed. However, if you should have any questions related to this request, you may contact me at the address below.

Sincerely,

Kailey Tschimperle, Public Records Specialist
Public Records Unit
Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 41118
Olympia, WA 98504-1118

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The Washington Department of Corrections is increasing the security level for email messages containing confidential or restricted data. A new Secure Email Portal is being implemented. Outbound email messages from DOC staff that contain confidential or restricted data will be routed to the portal. A notification of the secured message will be delivered to the recipient.

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