State/local policies re: hostages within correctional facilities (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Washington.
Tracking # PDU-38622
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:

All policies, procedures, memorandums of agreements, other memos, directives, communications, occurrence reports, and any other relevant materials regarding the reporting, negotiations, control, aftermath, and general treatment of hostages taken or individuals restrained in a hostage-like manner by individuals detained or under the supervision of facilities maintained under the jurisdiction of this agency, including juvenile, local, and private facilities, if applicable. If additional policies are maintained by other agencies, direction indicating such would be greatly 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 fees cannot be waived, 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: Schave, Gaylene R. (DOC)

Mr. Lipton:

I am in receipt of your request received via email on October 23, 2015. This request has been given a tracking number PDU-38622. Please refer to this tracking number when corresponding to this request. You have asked for all policies, procedures, memorandums of agreements other memos, directives, communications occurrence reports, and any other relevant materials regarding the reporting, negotiations, control, aftermath, and general treatment of hostages taken or individuals restrained in a hostage like manner by individuals detained or under the supervision of facilities maintained under the jurisdiction of this agency including juvenile, local and private facilities, if applicable. If additional policies are maintained by other agencies, direction indicating such would be greatly appreciated.

I can only gather records that are maintained within our agency, not other agency records. If you are interested in other agencies, you will need to notify them. I will need to do a search for our policies and procedures. An additional 50 business days is needed. You can expect a response on or before January 14, 2015.

Gaylene Schave
Public Disclosure Specialist
Washington Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 41118
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 725-8852

"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

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!

Thank you for your message. I look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Schave, Gaylene R. (DOC)

As stated in my email to you, you can expect a response on or before January 14, 2016. In my email it stated 2015, but it is 2016.

Gaylene Schave
Public Disclosure Specialist
Washington Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 41118
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 725-8852

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

From: Schave, Gaylene R. (DOC)

Mr. Lipton:

Thank you for your email regarding PDU-38622. I have a due date to respond to you today. You will be receiving a response later on today.

Gaylene Schave
Public Disclosure Specialist
Washington Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 41118
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 725-8852

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

From: Schave, Gaylene R. (DOC)

Mr. Lipton,

I have tried 2 times to send an email with records attached regarding your records request with tracking number PDU-38622 and both emails have been sent back to me. Since these won't send, I will offer the 124 pages on a CD.

To obtain this CD please send a check or money order in the exact amount of $1.77 ($0.79 for the CD and $0.98 for postage). Make payable to the Department of Corrections and mail to the Public Disclosure Unit at PO Box 41118, Olympia, WA 98504. When payment is received the CD will be mailed to you.

Gaylene Schave
Public Disclosure Specialist
Washington Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 41118
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 725-8852

"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

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: Schave, Gaylene R. (DOC)

I am waiting for payment for the CD for $1.77. I sent you a response on January 14, 2016.

Gaylene Schave
Public Disclosure Specialist
Washington Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 41118
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 725-8852

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Schave,

Please excuse the inadvertent follow up. A check will be placed in the mail soon.

Thanks so much,
Beryl

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $1.77 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Schave, Gaylene R. (DOC)

Mr. Lipton:

I am in receipt of your payment received on January 26, 2016 in the amount of $1.77 regarding your records request PDU-38622.

I am sending the CD with 124 pages plus 12 pages of the last of the policies you asked for that has been redacted in today's mail. This fulfills this request and is now closed.

Gaylene Schave
Public Disclosure Specialist
Washington Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 41118
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 725-8852

"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

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: Schave, Gaylene R. (DOC)

I am attaching my email dated January 26, 2016. I noted payment received and the CD was mailed on January 26, 2016.

This has been fulfilled and closed.

Gaylene Schave
Public Disclosure Specialist
Washington Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 41118
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 725-8852

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

From: Beryl Lipton

Unfortunately, we never received the CD - could you please re-send to the follow address?

MuckRock
DEPT MR 22036
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Thank you.

From: Department of Corrections

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Corrections

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Schave, Gaylene R. (DOC)

Mr. Lipton:

I am in receipt of your email dated March 6, 2016 regarding your records request with tracking number PDU-38622. You state that you did not receive a copy of the CD I mailed to you on January 26, 2016.

I am remailing the CD today. Please confirm when you receive it.

Gaylene Schave
Public Disclosure Specialist
Washington Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 41118
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 725-8852

"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

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. Schave,

Thank you so much for your help. The CD was received in the mail today.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!
Beryl

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