Louisiana state prisons' air conditioning maintenance/inspection reports

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Louisiana.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the the Louisiana Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All contracts, memorandums of understanding, agreements, invoices, inspection reports, installment proposals, maintenance schedules, and related materials regarding air conditioning and facility cooling techniques/procedures/equipment at the following Louisiana state prisons:

Allen Correctional Center (private)
Avoyelles Correctional Center
B. B. Rayburn Correctional Center
C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center
David Wade Correctional Center
Dixon Correctional Institute
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center
Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women
Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola Prison)
Winn Correctional Center

This request is being made as part of a journalistic investigation. 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 C.D. Lipton

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Jonathan Vining

Miss Lipton,

I am in receipt of the attached request--see page 2 of the pdf
file--generally seeking all documents relative to air conditioning and
cooling measures at all Louisiana state prisons. Please be advised that
this is a substantial request, and fees cannot be waived. A significant
amount of the material sought is maintained only via hard copy. The
Department would require an initial deposit of $1,000 to begin processing
this request. Thank you.

Jonathan Vining
Attorney for the Secretary

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Vining,

Thank you so much for your message. I would like to limit this request, as the requested deposit would be an irresponsible use of time and resources for both of us. Perhaps you can help me do so in the most efficient way. I would be happy to receive, for each of the facilities within your jurisdiction, simply the invoice for the most recent installation, upgrade, or maintenance check. Please let me know if this seems like a reasonable constraint.

Thanks again,
Beryl

From: Jonathan Vining

I will check with facility services, but you must understand that these
items--if available--will be kept on hard copy only, and we must charge
copy costs of $0.50 per page.


20864-61752689@re
quests.muckrock.c
om To
JVining@corrections.state.la.us
09/16/2015 10:53 cc
AM
Subject
RE: Louisiana Public Records Act
Request: Louisiana state prisons'
air conditioning
maintenance/inspection reports





September 16, 2015
Department of Corrections
La. Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Attn: Deputy Secretary’s Office
P.O. Box 94304
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello Mr. Vining,

Thank you so much for your message. I would like to limit this request, as
the requested deposit would be an irresponsible use of time and resources
for both of us. Perhaps you can help me do so in the most efficient way. I
would be happy to receive, for each of the facilities within your
jurisdiction, simply the invoice for the most recent installation, upgrade,
or maintenance check. Please let me know if this seems like a reasonable
constraint.

Thanks again,
Beryl

---
On Sept. 11, 2015:
Miss Lipton,

I am in receipt of the attached request--see page 2 of the pdf
file--generally seeking all documents relative to air conditioning and
cooling measures at all Louisiana state prisons. Please be advised that
this is a substantial request, and fees cannot be waived. A significant
amount of the material sought is maintained only via hard copy. The
Department would require an initial deposit of $1,000 to begin processing
this request. Thank you.

Jonathan Vining
Attorney for the Secretary
---
On Sept. 11, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2015. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---
On Aug. 27, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the the Louisiana Public Records Act, I hereby request the
following records:

All contracts, memorandums of understanding, agreements, invoices,
inspection reports, installment proposals, maintenance schedules, and
related materials regarding air conditioning and facility cooling
techniques/procedures/equipment at the following Louisiana state prisons:

Allen Correctional Center (private)
Avoyelles Correctional Center
B. B. Rayburn Correctional Center
C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center
David Wade Correctional Center
Dixon Correctional Institute
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center
Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women
Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola Prison)
Winn Correctional Center

This request is being made as part of a journalistic investigation. 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 C.D. Lipton

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 20864
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note
that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
"MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.

From: Jonathan Vining

No DOC prison facilities have air conditioning or mechanical cooling. We
have no documents responsive to your request.


20864-61752689@re
quests.muckrock.c
om To
JVining@corrections.state.la.us
10/01/2015 04:00 cc
AM
Subject
RE: Louisiana Public Records Act
Request: Louisiana state prisons'
air conditioning
maintenance/inspection reports





October 1, 2015
Department of Corrections
La. Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Attn: Deputy Secretary’s Office
P.O. Box 94304
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2015. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---
On Sept. 16, 2015:
I will check with facility services, but you must understand that these
items--if available--will be kept on hard copy only, and we must charge
copy costs of $0.50 per page.

20864-61752689@re
quests.muckrock.c
om To
JVining@corrections.state.la.us
09/16/2015 10:53 cc
AM
Subject
RE: Louisiana Public Records Act
Request: Louisiana state prisons'
air conditioning
maintenance/inspection reports

September 16, 2015
Department of Corrections
La. Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Attn: Deputy Secretary’s Office
P.O. Box 94304
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello Mr. Vining,

Thank you so much for your message. I would like to limit this request, as
the requested deposit would be an irresponsible use of time and resources
for both of us. Perhaps you can help me do so in the most efficient way. I
would be happy to receive, for each of the facilities within your
jurisdiction, simply the invoice for the most recent installation, upgrade,
or maintenance check. Please let me know if this seems like a reasonable
constraint.

Thanks again,
Beryl

---
On Sept. 11, 2015:
Miss Lipton,

I am in receipt of the attached request--see page 2 of the pdf
file--generally seeking all documents relative to air conditioning and
cooling measures at all Louisiana state prisons. Please be advised that
this is a substantial request, and fees cannot be waived. A significant
amount of the material sought is maintained only via hard copy. The
Department would require an initial deposit of $1,000 to begin processing
this request. Thank you.

Jonathan Vining
Attorney for the Secretary
---
On Sept. 11, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2015. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---
On Aug. 27, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the the Louisiana Public Records Act, I hereby request the
following records:

All contracts, memorandums of understanding, agreements, invoices,
inspection reports, installment proposals, maintenance schedules, and
related materials regarding air conditioning and facility cooling
techniques/procedures/equipment at the following Louisiana state prisons:

Allen Correctional Center (private)
Avoyelles Correctional Center
B. B. Rayburn Correctional Center
C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center
David Wade Correctional Center
Dixon Correctional Institute
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center
Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women
Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola Prison)
Winn Correctional Center

This request is being made as part of a journalistic investigation. 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 C.D. Lipton

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 20864
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note
that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
"MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.

---
On Sept. 16, 2015:
Hello Mr. Vining,

Thank you so much for your message. I would like to limit this request, as
the requested deposit would be an irresponsible use of time and resources
for both of us. Perhaps you can help me do so in the most efficient way. I
would be happy to receive, for each of the facilities within your
jurisdiction, simply the invoice for the most recent installation, upgrade,
or maintenance check. Please let me know if this seems like a reasonable
constraint.

Thanks again,
Beryl

---
On Sept. 11, 2015:
Miss Lipton,

I am in receipt of the attached request--see page 2 of the pdf
file--generally seeking all documents relative to air conditioning and
cooling measures at all Louisiana state prisons. Please be advised that
this is a substantial request, and fees cannot be waived. A significant
amount of the material sought is maintained only via hard copy. The
Department would require an initial deposit of $1,000 to begin processing
this request. Thank you.

Jonathan Vining
Attorney for the Secretary
---
On Sept. 11, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2015. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---
On Aug. 27, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the the Louisiana Public Records Act, I hereby request the
following records:

All contracts, memorandums of understanding, agreements, invoices,
inspection reports, installment proposals, maintenance schedules, and
related materials regarding air conditioning and facility cooling
techniques/procedures/equipment at the following Louisiana state prisons:

Allen Correctional Center (private)
Avoyelles Correctional Center
B. B. Rayburn Correctional Center
C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center
David Wade Correctional Center
Dixon Correctional Institute
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center
Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women
Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola Prison)
Winn Correctional Center

This request is being made as part of a journalistic investigation. 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 C.D. Lipton

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 20864
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note
that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
"MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.

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