Estancia, NM Police Department communications with CCA

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Town of Estancia, NM of Estancia, NM.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, I hereby request the following documents:

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 this agency (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 all agreements (as well as associated amendments and exhibits), tax-related materials, invoices, and any other available records.

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.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Michelle Dunlap

This request has already been satisfied. Please see the below e-mail.

April 29, 2016
Town of Estancia, NM
Town of Estancia
513 Williams Avenue
P.O. Box 166
Estancia, NM 87016
This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hi Michelle,
Thanks so much for your explanation. I really appreciated your help.
Have a wonderful weekend,
On April 25, 2016:
I understand your expectation that there might be regular communications between a CCA "host" and the company itself, but please understand that the Town of Estancia is not properly the "host" for the CCA facility, as it is Torrance County, rather than the Town, that holds the contract with CCA and handles its certifications and accreditations and presumably maintains more regular contact with the facility. There simply are not the regular communications between Town and CCA officials that you seem to expect.
Thank you,
Michelle Dunlap
Deputy Clerk
Town of Estancia
PO Box 166
Estancia, NM 87016
Phone: 505-384-2709