FamilySearch Indexing (Maine Department of Corrections)

Burkely Hermann filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Maine.
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From: Burkely Hermann


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act, I hereby request the following records:

Policies, procedures and/or documents pertaining to indexing for FamilySearch, otherwise known as Intellectual Reserve, Inc. or FamilySearch International, a genealogical non-profit operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) by inmates within facilities run by the Maine Department of Corrections. This includes any documents regarding Family History Centers operated within such facilities, and any documents referencing LDS Correctional Services, a division of LDS. Examples of such documents include contracts between the Maine Department of Corrections and FamilySearch, often called a "Memorandum of Understanding," with an attachment describing FamilySearch's assistance.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. ยง 408(6). The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Burkely Hermann

From: Department of Corrections

Please be advise Joseph Fitzpatrick has retired from the Department of Corrections.

Kelene E. Barrows | Special Assistant to the Commissioner
Maine Department of Corrections | Office of the Commissioner |111 State House Station | Augusta, ME 04333-0111
Office (207) 287-4360

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From: Burkely Hermann

Ms. Barrows,
Thanks for that information, but my request still stands.

Best regards,
Burkely Hermann

From: Department of Corrections

Good Morning Mr. Hermann,

Your FOAA request 2019-78, below, has been received. I am researching to see if we have what you are requesting. Once I have more information, I will contact you. I estimate I will have a response next week.

Respectfully,

Jane Tower, Secretary Specialist on behalf of
Karen Yeaton, Associate Commissioner
Maine Dept. of Corrections
111 SHS
Augusta, ME 04330
T: 207.287.4378
F: 207.287.4370
Karen.yeaton@maine.gov<mailto:Karen.yeaton@maine.gov>

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From: Burkely Hermann

Ms. Tower,
Thanks for your message. I know I was a bit curt in my last communication, but I am glad my request was received and I look forward to hearing from you once your research has been completed.

Best regards,
Burkely Hermann

From: Department of Corrections

Good Afternoon Mr. Hermann,

I cannot fulfill your FOAA request 2019-78, below as it does not does not exist.

Respectfully,

Jane Tower, Secretary Specialist on behalf of
Karen Yeaton, Associate Commissioner
Maine Dept. of Corrections
111 SHS
Augusta, ME 04330
T: 207.287.4378
F: 207.287.4370
Karen.yeaton@maine.gov<mailto:Karen.yeaton@maine.gov>

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From: Burkely Hermann

Ms. Tower,
Thanks for your message. If I am understanding you correctly, you are saying that you cannot find any policies, procedures and/or documents pertaining to indexing for FamilySearch or any documents regarding Family History Centers operated within such facilities, and any documents referencing LDS Correctional Services, including contracts between the Maine Department of Corrections and FamilySearch, often called a "Memorandum of Understanding," with an attachment describing FamilySearch's assistance, right?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
Burkely Hermann

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