MA jail/prison contracts/MOUs with JPay/Securus Technologies (Ash Street Jail and Regional Lock-Up)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Ash Street Jail and Regional Lock-Up of Bristol County, MA.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

All contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by this agency or any facility under its jurisdiction for all services, equipment, and activities involving/provided by/contracted for with JPay or its parent company Securus Technologies. Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• all other vendor responses
• all evaluation material, scorecards, reports, and notes generated in the selection process
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all commission reports for services utilized through JPay or Securus, containing all segregable data, including but not limited to commissions differentiated by service type, timeframe, etc.
• all related invoices related to installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment or services

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Lorraine Rousseau

Ms. Lipton,

Your public records request has been referred to me for response. Prior to proceedings; however, clarification is needed to determine the precise records you are requesting.

The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office has a contract with Securus to provide inmate telephone service; however, we do not use JPay. If you are looking for the Securus contract, RFP, relating bidding documents and commission records, we can assemble those records and I can forward you an estimate of the cost to search, segregate, photocopy and mail the records to you. Upon payment of the charge, your request will be processed.

Thank you,
Lorraine J. Rousseau, Esq.

Lorraine J. Rousseau, Esq.
Bristol County Sheriff’s Office
400 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Tel. (508) 995-1311
Fax (508) 995-7835<>

From: Beryl Lipton

Ms. Rousseau,

I'm so sorry for never having gotten back to you after your last message. I hope you'll forgive the delay, as I am still interested in these materials. If you could please provide an estimate of associated fees at your earliest convenience, I would greatly appreciate it.

Best wishes,

From: Ash Street Jail and Regional Lock-Up


I’ll admit it, I’m confused. This records request (<>) concerns Securus contract records, which looks like the same records requested under the<> request. Are they the same?

I mailed a flash drive to you on June 20, 2017 that contained the records concerning ICE invoices (<>) and Securus (<>). I mailed the flash drive to:

Ms. Beryl Lipton
DEPT MR 20570
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Did you receive the flash drive? If so, I believe this should take care of the<> and<> requests for Securus records.

Could you please let me know if this is correct.



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