Washington Prohibited Books

Alec Shea filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Washington.
Due Aug. 9, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Alec Shea

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All lists of books and periodicals that are prohibited in Washington prisons

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.


Alec Shea

From: Deede, Sarah R. (DOC)

P. O. Box 41118*Olympia, Washington 98504-1101*Tel (360) 725-8673

August 9, 2017

Alec Shea

Mr. Shea:

Your request for records was received on August 2, 2017. This request has been assigned public records tracking number PRU-48550. Please reference that number in any future correspondence regarding this request.

You write to request disclosure of the following records:

1. A current list of books and periodicals that are prohibited in Washington State prisons

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-48550 within 20 business days, on or before September 6, 2017.


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

SD: PRU-48550

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