State-level solitary confinement policies/procedures and reporting requirements (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Wyoming.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All policies/procedures and associated reporting requirements for facilities under this agency's jurisdiction (including juvenile, privately-operated, and those of various security level) related to the segregation of an inmate/person in custody/offender due to disciplinary, classification, medical, safety, or other reasons. Please include policies/procedures/reporting requirements for all such segregation activities, including, but not limited to, those associated with the following terms:

• solitary
• solitary confinement
• Security Housing Units
• Special Housing Units
• Intensive Management Units
• Restricted Housing Units
• Communication Management Units
• disciplinary segregation
• administrative segregation
• involuntary protective custody

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Mark Horan

Good morning,

Per your Public Records Request on April 9, 2015, I have attached several
policies from the Wyoming Department of Corrections which contain language
related to inmate segregation.

The first policy I've attached is 3.302, *Administrative Segregation*. The
other policies have sections related to inmates in ad seg or other special
housing units. There are a couple of other policies coming up for annual
review in the next couple months that I can send you if they are determined
to be releasable to the public.

Regards,
Mark
--
Mark Horan
Public Information Officer
Wyoming Department of Corrections
1934 Wyott Dr. Ste 100
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
(307) 777-5889
mark.horan@wyo.gov

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: Beryl Lipton

Hi Mark,

Thank you so much for your response to this request. I'm wondering if any new policies have been approved since we last communicated.

Thanks again for all of your help!
Beryl

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 9, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 9, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Mark Horan

To whom it may concern,

As a follow up to your original request, I have attached two additional
policies - #4.310, *Health Care for Segregated Inmates *and #3.304*,
Protective Custody.* I believe these policies, along with the 14 we sent
on April 20, 2015, are the only policies allowed for release that pertain
to your request. All of our public policies can be found on our website's
policy page which is updated regularly.

http://corrections.wy.gov/policies/index.html

Regards,
Mark

--
Mark Horan
Public Information Officer
Wyoming Department of Corrections
1934 Wyott Dr. Ste 100
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
(307) 777-5889
mark.horan@wyo.gov
--

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: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 9, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Mark Horan

We responded to your follow up on August 11, 2015 with an additional two
policies. You should now have all of our policies pertaining to your
request. All of our policies related to Ad Seg can be found on our
website.

We are considering your request fulfilled.

Mark

--
Mark Horan
Public Information Officer
Wyoming Department of Corrections
1934 Wyott Dr. Ste 100
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
(307) 777-5889
mark.horan@wyo.gov
--

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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