State-level inmate transportation policies, contracts, and invoices (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Washington.
Tracking # PUR-42792
Status
Completed

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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:

• Any and all policies, procedures, directives, or associated materials regarding the transportation and extradition of prisoners under the jurisdiction of this agency. If such materials exist for both the transportation of prisoners within this agency's jurisdiction and transportation of prisoners to locations outside of this agency's jurisdiction and these materials differ, provision of all would be greatly appreciated.

• Any and all contracts—as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, memorandums, directives, or other such additional materials—intergovernmental services agreements, and any other agreements regarding the transportation (of any type and length) of prisoners in the custody of this agency.

• For any transportation provided by a company, agency, or other entity that is not this agency, please provide all invoices for services, as well as any and all agreements (including supplemental elements) under which such services were provided

Further clarification can be provided upon request.

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: Deede, Sarah R. (DOC)

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

July 14, 2016

Beryl Lipton
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:dcrossw@co.pierce.wa.us>

Ms. Lipton:

Your request for records was received on July 7, 2016. This request has been assigned public records tracking number PRU-42792. Please reference that number in any future correspondence regarding this request.

You write to request disclosure of the following records:

1. Any/all policies, procedures, directives or associated materials regarding the transportation and extradition of offenders under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections
2. Any/all policies, procedures, directives or associated materials regarding the transportation and extradition of offenders outside of the agencies jurisdiction
3. Any/all transportation contracts along with all associated amendments, exhibits, memorandums, directives, service agreements to include any other agreements regarding transportation of offenders in custody with the Department of Corrections
4. A copy of all invoices and agreements for transportation services provided by a company, agency or any other entity besides the Department of Corrections

Department staff are in the process of identifying and gathering records responsive to your request. You may expect further correspondence regarding the status of PRU-42792 within 37 business days, on or before September 6, 2016.

Sincerely,

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

SD: PRU-42792

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From: Deede, Sarah R. (DOC)

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

August 25, 2016

Beryl Lipton
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:dcrossw@co.pierce.wa.us>

Ms. Lipton:

This letter is a follow up to my previous correspondence to you dated July 14, 2016 regarding your public records request, tracking #PRU-42792.

Clarification is needed for number four of your request:

4. A copy of all invoices and agreements for transportation services provided by a company, agency or any other entity besides the Department of Corrections

Is there a timeframe for this request? Also, are you requesting records that are for active contracts only?

I will wait for a response from you before proceeding accordingly with this portion of your request.

Sincerely,

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

SD: PRU- 42792

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.

Click on the following web link for more information.
http://www.doc.wa.gov/business/secureemail.asp

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Deede,

Thank you so much for your letter. Would limiting my interest to the period since January 1, 2010 be a reasonable time frame? I would be interested in all materials since that then, but I don't know that it would be necessary to burden you with retrieving invoices for individual trips, etc.

Thanks again for your help!
Beryl

From: Deede, Sarah R. (DOC)

Ms. Lipton:

Thank you for your clarification of the timeframe. Are you seeking records for active contracts only? Would this also include shipping offender property between facilities?

I will wait from a response from you before proceeding accordingly with this portion of your request.

Sincerely,

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

SD: PRU-42792

From: Deede, Sarah R. (DOC)

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

September 6, 2016

Beryl Lipton
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:dcrossw@co.pierce.wa.us>

Ms. Lipton:

This is a follow up to my last correspondence dated August 25, 2016, regarding PRU-42792.

A total of 150 pages have been identified as the first installment of records for this request. Upon receipt of a check or money order payable to the Department of Corrections in the amount of $1.73 ($0.79 for a CD and $0.94 for postage), the records will be mailed. Payment in the exact amount should be sent to the address below with reference to PRU-42792.

If you should have any questions, you may contact me at the address below or via email at srdeede@doc1.wa.gov<mailto:srdeede@doc1.wa.gov>.

Sincerely,

Sarah Deede
DOC Public Disclosure Unit
P.O. Box 41118
Olympia, WA 98504-1118

PRU-42792

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.

Click on the following web link for more information. http://doc.wa.gov/information/secure-email.htm

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Deede,

In response to your questions, I'd be interested in anything that has been active at any point since January 1, 2010, even if it is now currently inactive. If separate contracting is used to ship inmate property, I'd be interested to know the terms of those contracts and provide further clarification afterward.

A check will be placed in the mail soon.

Thank you!
Beryl

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $1.73 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

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