MMIW Cases

Sovereign Bodies Institute filed this request with the Division of Corrections of West Virginia.
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From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Data on all cases of deaths in custody involving an Alaska Native/American Indian woman or girl victim within your jurisdiction(s). For the purposes of this request, "Alaska Native/American Indian" is defined as any individual who was identified as a member of an Alaska Native or American Indian community or as having Alaska Native/American Indian heritage. "Woman or girl" includes all victims identified as females, as well as transgender women. We are requesting cases dating from 1900 to the present.

This request is for basic information on cases as classified above. Such information may include but is not limited to victim name, location and date of disappearance/death, age of victim, status of case (solved or unsolved).

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.


Annita Lucchesi

From: Division of Corrections

Ms. Lucchesi:

Please find attached the reply to your FOIA.

Thank you,
Leslie L. Marion
Secretary II, Legal Department
Office of the Secretary,
Dept. of Military Affairs and Public Safety
Division of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Capitol Complex
Building 1, Suite W-400
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305<>
304-558-1141 (Fax)

  • 2018-10-30 - FOIA reply signed-SNE approved re female Alaskan-American Indian deaths since 1900



  • 10/30/2018

    2018-10-30 - FOIA reply signed-SNE approved re female Alaskan-American Indian deaths since 1900