Communication Services Contract - Arkansas - 2018 (Independence County Sheriff'S Office)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Independence County Sheriff's Office of Independence County, AR.
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Communications

From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Contracts and invoices related to the use of communication services at any and all county correctional or detention facility locations under the jurisdiction of this agency. This may encompass telecommunication, kiosk, and mobile tablet services.

Please provide the following relevant materials.

• Any and all open or active Requests for Proposal or similar solicitations regarding the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of communication services. If available or applicable, please also provide equivalent materials for video conferencing equipment and other electronic communication and telecommunication services.

• Any and all active contracts regarding the provision, installation, maintenance, financial requirements, associated commissions, or use of communication services. Please include all associated supplemental materials, including any and all attachments, amendments, and exhibits. Please provide any other materials regarding the terms of service, including the term and expiration date of the current contract, as well as any optional contract extensions. Please include the name of the current telecommunication provider, as well as the services currently being provided pursuant to the agreement. Relevant companies include, but are not limited to, CenturyLink, City Tele Coin, ICSolutions, JPay, and Securus Technologies.

• Any and all financial reports, commission reports, revenue reports, and invoices related to the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of communication services. Please include all usage and fee reports, providing as much segregable data as possible, including, but not limited to, the rate at which the funds were generated, the revenue generated for each service, the timeframe during which the funds were generated, the nature of the communication's payment (collect, prepaid, inmate account), etc. If available, please also provide equivalent materials for video conferencing equipment and other electronic communication and telecommunication services.

Please provide all current contract materials and invoices for the period January 1, 2015 through the date this request is processed.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From:

I will be working on getting information together on this request.  I
will notify you if any costs prior to sending information.  However,
there are no contracts with communication services for our jail facility

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From: Independence County Sheriff's Office

To Whom it may Concern:

Attached is the contract we had with City Tele coin phone company. We
are not required to sign a contract with our current phone provider. We
did sign a service/equipment contract with Keystone Solutions our
current provider that we would pay for all of the equipment we needed.
Any other documents you may need can and will be made available to you
Monday- Friday from 8:30am- 4:00pm @ Independence County Jail 569 W.
Main Str. Batesville, AR 72501 or the Independence County Court House
192 E. Main Str. Batesville, Ar 72501

Thank You

Sissy Wilson
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Deneschia "Sissy" Wilson
Independence County Detention Facility
Jail Administrator
569 W. Main Str
Batesville, AR
(P) 870-612-6880
(F) 870- 612-6889

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Wilson,

Thank you so much for these materials. Do you mind clarifying whether the lack of a contract with Keystone Solutions means that there isn't a payment agreement or that there is an agreement but it isn't formal?

Thanks so much for your time. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Independence County Sheriff's Office

The agreement is not formal.
Sissy
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Deneschia "Sissy" Wilson
Independence County Detention Facility
Jail Administrator
569 W. Main Str
Batesville, AR
(P) 870-612-6880
(F) 870- 612-6889

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