LA Parish Jails/Prisons Air Conditioning inventories (Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office of Bienville County, LA.
Est. Completion Aug. 1, 2016
No Responsive Documents


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all materials regarding the installation, inventory, maintenance, and payment of temperature control provisions in all facilities under the jurisdiction of this department, including but not limited to air conditioners and fans.

Please, at the least, include the most current report or relevant materials regarding the following:

• The number of air conditioners (active and inactive) within all facilities within the jurisdiction of this agency.
• The number of fans (active and inactive) within all facilities within the jurisdiction of this agency.
• The average temperature by day within all facilities within the jurisdiction of this agency.

If further clarification is necessary, a phone call will happily be arranged.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: John E. Ballance

Your request has been forwarded to our attorney. We will honor your request as soon as he looks at it. Sheriff John Ballance

From: James Sterritt

Dear Mr. Lipton:

Bienville Parish Sheriff John Ballance has requested our firm’s assistance in responding to your request for public records as outlined below. The Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office is not responsible for installing or maintaining the cooling or heating systems in the listed facilities. Further, the Sheriff’s Office has no records of “average temperature by day” or other records responsive to your request. Please note that under the Louisiana Public Records Act the Sheriff is not required to create records that do not otherwise exist.

We trust this information concludes this matter.

James R. Sterritt <>
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway, APLC
P.O. Box 22260, Shreveport LA 71120
333 Texas St., Suite 1700 (71101)