Grants, New Mexico communications with CCA

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the City of Grants, NM of Grants, NM.

It is a clone of this request.



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 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 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Baca, Denise, CiGrants

Mr. Lipton,
In response to your request for communications including/mentioning:
*the and domain names
*"Corrections Corporation of America"; I have attached a letter that was received by the Mayor of the City of Grants in March 2016 and a copy of meeting minutes from the 2nd of November 2015 in which CCA was mentioned and a settlement agreement between the City of Grants and CCA.

Denise Baca
City Clerk
City of Grants

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Baca,

Thank you so much for your help thus far. I'm wondering if you could please provide any communications that may have been generated since your response and if you could please confirm the accounts that were searched.

Thanks again for all you do.

Best wishes,

From: Baca, Denise, CiGrants

I sent you all the information that I have on August 22nd. Please contact me at 505-287-7927 ext 269 if you have any questions.

Denise Baca
City Clerk
City of Grants