Protested for-profit prison towns (Dickson County Sheriff's Office)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Dickson County Sheriff's Office of Dickson County, TN.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Tennessee's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all materials regarding or referencing the potential of a privately-operated prison within the jurisdiction of this agency. Please include (but do not limit to):

- all communications between any representative of this jurisdiction and any representative of the company in question (emails, letters, text messages, etc.)
- other communications (emails, letters, text messages, etc.)
- memorandums of understanding
- contracts and associated amendments, exhibits
- Requests for Proposals and all associated responses, questions, responses
- comments from the community, meeting minutes, council notes

For further clarification, please feel free to call 617-299-1832.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Jeff Bledsoe

The Tennessee Public Records Act provides that any citizen of Tennessee has the right to personally inspect a public record unless there is a state law that restricts or prohibits inspection. If you are a TN. citizen, with photo identification issued by a governmental entity, you will need to come by our office for the inspection. It is best to schedule your visit, to confirm the record exists, that it can be legally inspected, and to allow prompt service upon arrival.

Jeff Bledsoe
Dickson County Sheriff's Office
140 County Jail Drive
Charlotte, TN. 37036
(615) 789-4130