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

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Wisconsin.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Wisconsin's Open 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Beryl Lipton

From: Staab, Joy A - DOC

This email confirms receipt of your request.

Joy Staab
Director of Public Affairs
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
3099 East Washington Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Office: 608-240-5060
Cell: 608-235-8048
Fax: 608-240-3305<>

From: Utech, Bonnie A - DOC

Please find attached our response to your records request and provided policy.
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From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Utech,

Thank you very much for this!

Have a lovely evening,