MA jail/prison contracts/MOUs with JPay/Securus Technologies (Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office of Franklin County, MO.
Due Sept. 29, 2015
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

All contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by this agency or any facility under its jurisdiction for all services, equipment, and activities involving/provided by/contracted for with JPay or its parent company Securus Technologies. Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• all other vendor responses
• all evaluation material, scorecards, reports, and notes generated in the selection process
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all commission reports for services utilized through JPay or Securus, containing all segregable data, including but not limited to commissions differentiated by service type, timeframe, etc.
• all related invoices related to installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment or services

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Sheriff Gary F. Toelke

Dear Berly:

We received your request for records related to the companies of Jpay or
Securus. My Office does not contract with nor do we use either company.

Sheriff Toelke

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Sheriff Toelke,

Thank you very much for your message! I'm hoping you might clarify the details on Securus's website, which indicate that the Franklin County Jail utilizes systems called Advance Connect and DirectBill. Do you happen to know if this is accurate?

Thanks so much for your help,
Beryl

From: Beryl Lipton

Sheriff Toelke,

Please disregard my previous message! I now see that this request was sent to your department in error.

Have a lovely day,
Beryl

From: Sheriff Gary F. Toelke

Berly:

The phone companies that we have dealt with over the years have changed their names from time to time. The company that we use now is EnCartel or some similar spelling. Our original contract expired. We have been working off of a monthly renewal contract basically waiting to see what the new FCC ruling will be. That is the ruling that affects charging related to inmate phone services. That is supposed to be out sometime in October.

Other phone companies have been in contact with us to take a look at their service but we haven’t changed yet. In reference to our billing we sell inmate phone cards to the inmates to make calls. We also have a system where family or friends can set up an account with EnCartel.

I am not sure why the websites have us listed unless it would be Franklin County, Ill, or some other state.

If there is anything else you may need just let me know.

Sheriff Toelke

From: Beryl Lipton

Thanks so much, Sheriff Toelke! I'll be in touch again if I have any questions.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

All contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by this agency or any facility under its jurisdiction for all services, equipment, and activities involving/provided by/contracted for with JPay or its parent company Securus Technologies. Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• all other vendor responses
• all evaluation material, scorecards, reports, and notes generated in the selection process
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all commission reports for services utilized through JPay or Securus, containing all segregable data, including but not limited to commissions differentiated by service type, timeframe, etc.
• all related invoices related to installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment or services

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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