COVID-19 directives and preparation (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Wyoming .
Multi Request COVID-19 directives and preparation
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Wyoming Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all directives, orders, plans, and communications issued to officials and managerial staff within facilities under the jurisdiction of this agency, as well as those provided to individuals under the supervision of this agency, regarding preparatory or responsive measures and requirements related to COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.

Please include as responsive any relevant plans and directives issued regarding inmate health, behavior, and participation in preparatory and defensive activities, including those conducted by the correctional industry program.

If you have any questions about this request, please call 617-299-1832.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Department of Corrections

Hi Beryl,

I have received your request and we will start processing it. You can
consider this your official 7 day replay in accordance with the Wyoming
Public Records Act. Additionally it is necessary to extend my response
time to 30 days as allowed by statute. You can expect a response by April
9, 2020.

Thanks, C.J.

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*C.J. Young JD, MPACompliance Manager*
*WDOC Public Records Designee*
*Central Office Field Public Information Officer*
*Wyoming Department of Corrections*

*1934 Wyott Drive, Suite 100Cheyenne, WY 82002*
*Office-307-777-8274*
*Cell-307-321-1501*
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E-Mail to and from me, in connection with the transaction
of public
business, is subject to the Wyoming Public Records
Act and may be
disclosed to third parties.

From: Department of Corrections

Hi Beryl,

This response is regarding your public record request received on March 9,
2020 and reviewed that same day regarding your request for our documents
related to our Covid 19 response. You may find information regarding
Wyoming's response and updates to Covid 19 at covid19.wyo.gov
<https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDAzMTguMTg5NTUzNDEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwOi8vY292aWQxOS53eW8uZ292In0.3fBzIOQY4lr9Cp7Vb23LyDgk89q2hACdPH4n-_ttPiE/br/76313356318-l>.
The Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) website will have any updates
regarding WDOC and Covid 19 at corrections.wyo.gov. You will find
attached to this email our press release regarding the WDOC's response to
Covid 19.

Finally, I must deny the release of WDOC emergency plans and documents
related to our response to Covid 19 under Wyo. Stat. 16-4-203(b)(vi) *“To
the extent that the inspection would jeopardize **the security of any
structure owned,** leased or operated by a governmental entity, facilitate
the planning of a terrorist attack or **endanger the life or physical
safety of an individual**,”* Our reasoning for this denial is that these
documents contain detailed plans by our department regarding the response,
housing location and security measures that will be utilized inside our
prisons. The release of these documents could endanger our operations and
allow inmates to manipulate our system.

This should conclude your public records request and please let me know if
you have any questions.

Best Regards, C.J.

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*C.J. Young JD, MPACompliance Manager*
*WDOC Public Records Designee*
*Central Office Field Public Information Officer*
*Wyoming Department of Corrections*

*1934 Wyott Drive, Suite 100Cheyenne, WY 82002*
*Office-307-777-8274*
*Cell-307-321-1501*
--

E-Mail to and from me, in connection with the transaction
of public
business, is subject to the Wyoming Public Records
Act and may be
disclosed to third parties.

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