Communication Services Contracts - North Carolina - May 2019 (Cabarrus County Sheriff)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Cabarrus County Sheriff of Cabarrus County, NC.
Multi Request Communication Services Contracts - North Carolina - May 2019
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the North Carolina Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Contracts and invoices related to the use of communication services at any and all correctional or detention facility locations under the jurisdiction of this agency. This may encompass money transfer, commissary transactions, telecommunication, email, kiosk, video visitation, and mobile tablet services.

Please provide the following relevant materials.

1. Procurement: Any and all open or active Requests for Proposal or similar solicitations regarding the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of communication services (including those related to money transfer, telecommunication, email, kiosk, video visitation, and mobile tablet services). If available or applicable, please provide equivalent materials for video conferencing equipment and other electronic communication and telecommunication services.

2: Contracts and agreements: Any and all active contracts regarding the provision, installation, maintenance, financial requirements, associated commissions, or use of communication services (including money transfer, telecommunication, email, kiosk, video visitation, and mobile tablet services). Please include all associated supplemental materials, including any and all attachments, amendments, and exhibits. Please provide any other materials regarding the terms of service, including the term and expiration date of the current contract, as well as any optional contract extensions. Please include the name of the current telecommunication provider, as well as the services currently being provided pursuant to the agreement. Relevant companies include, but are not limited to, CenturyLink, City Tele Coin, ICSolutions, JPay, and Securus Technologies.

3: Finance records: Any and all financial reports, commission reports, revenue reports, and invoices related to the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of communication services (including money transfer, telecommunication, email, kiosk, video visitation, and mobile tablet services). Please include all usage and fee reports, providing as much segregable data as possible, including, but not limited to, the rate at which the funds were generated, the revenue generated for each service, the timeframe during which the funds were generated, the nature of the communication's payment (collect, prepaid, inmate account), etc. If available, please also provide equivalent materials for video conferencing equipment and other electronic communication and telecommunication services.

4: Policies: Any and all policies related to the use of telecommunication services or any other services provided by companies relevant to parts 1, 2, and/or 3 of this request. Please include all policies regarding the appropriate manner in which inmates may use these services, including those related to the transfer of funds for costs related to these services and restrictions on or requirements for use of these services. If any responsive policies have gone into effect since January 1, 2016, please provide notes and communications regarding this policy change or adjustment.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Cabarrus County Sheriff

Beryl Lipton,

We are in receipt of your public records request and are currently reviewing the request. After this review, we will move forward with notification and fulfillment as requested or as allow by law.

Sincerely,

Van Shaw
Sheriff Van W. Shaw
Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office
Office-704-920-3001
Email vwshaw@cabarruscounty.us<mailto:vwshaw@cabarruscounty.us>

From: Cabarrus County Sheriff

We have collected the records you requested and those have been forwarded to our attorney for final review and redaction, If needed. We will be able to provide those records in an electronic format so as to expedite your request.

Sincerely,

Van Shaw

Sheriff Van W. Shaw
Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office
Office-704-920-3001
Email vwshaw@cabarruscounty.us<mailto:vwshaw@cabarruscounty.us>

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Sheriff Shaw,

Thank you very much for your update. I'll look forward to hearing from your office again.

Have a great weekend!
Beryl

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