California City, California communications with CCA

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the City of California City of California City, CA.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

All communications (electronic, written, faxed, text messages, or otherwise) sent to, from, or regarding any and all executives, spokespeople, attorneys or other representatives of:

• Corrections Corporation of America

including but not limited to all communications including/mentioning

• the and domain names
• "CCA"
• "Corrections Corporation of America."

Please include communications sent to, from, or regarding all representatives of the jurisdiction (current and at all relevant periods prior, spanning any period during which the jurisdiction was considering, engaged with, or ending relations with the aforementioned entity), including but not limited to the following officials, as applicable:

• City Administrator
• City Attorney
• City Clerk
• City Councilmembers, individually
• City Manager
• City Treasurer
• Economic Development Director
• Fire Chief
• Finance Director
• Mayor
• Planning/Community Development Director
• Sheriff

Should terminology be unclear or further clarification be necessary, a phone call will happily be arranged.

In regards to all necessary requester status considerations, it should be noted that this request is being made by a member of the news media as part of a nationwide journalistic investigation on the privatization of corrections and institutions (physical, systemic, political, etc.) in the greater correctional and law enforcement system. In addition to being a news media request submitted in the public interest, all communications generated in the processing of this request, in addition to the requested materials, will be made available to the general public as part of a curated news series.

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.


Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Denise Hilliker

Your request has been received. Due to the amount of documents requested I will let you know within the 10 day period, how long of time this request will require and possible fees associated.

Denise Hilliker

City Clerk
City of California City

From: Denise Hilliker

Our staff meets together tomorrow. I will inquire one last time for any records pertaining to your request.

Denise Hilliker

City Clerk
City of California City

From: Denise Hilliker

Attached are the only records located. Since CCA originated here quite awhile ago many correspondences were only kept for a 2 year retention. Also many of the positions listed have been filled with new employees.
My apologies for the delay to your request.

Denise Hilliker

City Clerk
City of California City

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Hilliker,

Thanks so much for this!

Have a lovely week,