Fbop Cover Ltr to Margo Schlanger 8-20-2002
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U.S. Department of Justiee Federal Bureau of Prisons r\ AUG 20 2002 Washington. DC 20534 For Further Inquiry Contact: Federal Bureau of Prisons 320 First Street, N.W. Room 844, HOLC Building Washington, D.C. 20534 Margo Schlanger Assistant Professor of Law Harvard Law School 1525 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 Re: Request No. 01-5896 Dear Ms. Schlanger: This is in further response to your Freedom of Information Act request to this office for Bureau of Prisons documents relating to inmate litigation. Enclosed are two hundred and seventy six (276) pages of documents responsive to your request. Please be advised that we are continuing to review and process additional materials regarding this request. Excisions have been made on certain pages pursuant to Title 5, United States Code, § 552 (b) (2), (b) (5), (b) (6) and (b) (7) (C) . Exemption (b) (2) exempts from mandatory di~closure records or information relating solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency. Exemption (b) (5) exempts from mandatory disclosure interagency or intra-agency memorandums or letters which would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in litigation with the agency. Exemption (b) (6) exempts personnel and medical files and similar files to preclude a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Exemption (b) (7) (C) exempts records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes, but only to the extent that the production of such law enforcement records or information could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. 4410 \ Margo Schlanger Req. No.: 01-5896 Page 2 Pursuant to Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, § 16.9, this response may be appealed to the Attorney General by filing a written appeal within sixty days from the date of this letter. The appeal should be addressed to the Office of Information and Privacy, u.s. Department of Justice, Flag Building, Suite 570, Washington, D.C. 20530. Both the envelope and the letter of appeal itself must be clearly marked: "Freedom of Information Act Appeal." , &Wanda l/j Enclosure 4411 Chief, Section