Cimarron Correctional Facility calls for service

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the City of Cushing (OK) of Cushing, OK.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All calls for service to or regarding Cimarron Correctional Facility. Please provide all available segregable data, including, but not limited to, the date and time of the call, the nature of the call, any available incident reports, the number of reporting officers, etc.

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 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Beryl C.D. Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Steve Spears

This office responded to your request dated August 26,2015, by regular mail dated September 2, 2015. We have not received a reply to that letter and the options available to you. We will not correspond further until we receive a reply to that letter

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Spears,

Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, I have no record of having received a response from your office. If you could please provide the materials that you indicated again, I would be more than happy to provide a response.

Best wishes,

From: Brenda Butcher

Good Morning,

City Manager Steve Spears asked me to scan and send you the attached document.
The document was mailed on September 3, 2015 and again on September 17, 2015.

Brenda Butcher
Administrative Assistant
City of Cushing
P.O. Box 311
100 Judy Adams Blvd.
Cushing, OK 74023
Ofc: 918-225-2394
Fax: 918-225-6171

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Spears,

I apologize for the delay in my response. I'm wondering if you might provide some clarification regarding the cost of this request.

I am making this request as part of a journalistic investigation. Its scope is nationwide, and similar requests have been placed in other jurisdictions. As I understand the Oklahoma Open Records Act (, there is no provision suggesting that a deposit should be allowed to be levied prior to any processing of a request. It also suggests that fees generally should not be used as an obstacle, and since this request is being made for research by the news media, any fees should typically be limited to only those absolutely necessary for duplication.

Could you please give me a sense of the procedure by which the search will be undertaken or some other parameters by which we might productively proceed?

Thanks so much for your time and help,

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Spears,

I'm hoping to follow up with this request, since I'm very much interested in the materials. Please let me know how I can move it forward.

Hope you're well,

From: City of Cushing (OK)

A fix is required to perfect the request.