I am a Florida criminal defense attorney and I believe i can provide assistance in this matter.
I have been asked to contact the Florida Department of Corrections ( DOC) for a variety of reasons. In general, I typically receive a response in about two weeks. As to calls to inmates, those are much quicker and often accomplished within a day or two.
As you alluded to, it is possible for a non-attorney to handle this matter as well. In fact, DOC keeps a great deal of information online. You might check out their website, it is located at www.dc.state.fl.us. They also have an email address available for assistance with inmate information, that address is email@example.com.
Please let me know if anything requires clarification.
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thank you i am actually very good with getting information on line but what is needed is not provided on line specifically a copy of all deciplinary reports reports for Spence (the inmate) can i request that and other information like that.from the institution inmates records and have it mailed to me or faxed i am expecting to pay a fee which is fine the institution is 9 hrs away.
The email address I provided above can be used for all requests regarding inmate records. As an attorney, DOC will send me any information I need for my client. Candidly, I am uncertain what information DOC will turn over to a non-attorney. My speculation is that they will provide disciplinary records as they would likely not be considered sensitive to the running of the facility. Regardless, just send your request to the email address and they will let you know.
If I'm wrong and they refuse to turn it over, then simply contact his attorney as the attorney should have no difficulty in getting whatever he needs from DOC.
Fees, if any, will be nominal. While I do not recall exact costs, my recollection is that it is something like a quarter a page.
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