The recognizes that on its own website - kind of:
Why "kind of"?
Because the Department violates 2 provisions of FOIL by:
- requesting too much contact information about the inquirer (FOIL is subject to requests by "persons", and all information that an agency may request is to ascertain that the person inquiring is a "person" and not a computer robot, and as to where to send the requested information. New York DOCCS, instead, demands to know:
- your first name;
- your last name
- your e-mail address - which will be already sufficient for information to be provided, but no, NYS DOCCS further requires
- your "street address" (not P.O. Box!), city, state and zip code.
- restricting FOIL requests to "175 words or less" - there is no such restriction in the law.