FamilySearch Indexing (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

Burkely Hermann filed this request with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation of California.

It is a clone of this request.

Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


From: Burkely Hermann

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Policies, procedures and/or documents pertaining to indexing for FamilySearch, otherwise known as Intellectual Reserve, Inc., a genealogical non-profit operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) by inmates within facilities run by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. This includes any documents regarding Family History Centers operated within such facilities, and any documents referencing LDS Correctional Services, a division of LDS.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Burkely Hermann

From: Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Good afternoon Mr. Hermann,

Please see the attached letter regarding your recent public records request. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office.

Thank you,

Jennifer Corcoran - Associate Governmental Program Analyst
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Office of Public and Employee Communications
Office - (916) 445-4950

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From: Burkely Hermann

Ms. Corcoran,
Thanks for your email. I am not surprised that there are no relevant documents, as it was only hinted that FamilySearch was thinking of expanding its operations of indexing within prisons to states such as California. I was expecting you wouldn't have any relevant records, but I had to check just in case, as most articles on FamilySearch and prison labor are a few years old, so the specifics could have changed.

Thanks again.

Best regards,
Burkely Hermann