Local ICE contracts (Maricopa County Sheriff)

Frank Matt filed this request with the Maricopa County Sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ.
Multi Request Local ICE contracts
Est. Completion None
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From: Frank Matt

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting the following documents:
- Contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the housing, safekeeping and subsistence of federal detainees.
- Monthly invoices created by your office for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to comply with such contracts. I request copies of these invoices dating from January 2015 to the present.
- Any written requests for modifications to the contract by either party to the agreement, from January 2015 to the present.

This request is being made for the purposes of newsgathering for MuckRock.com. The requested documents will be processed by a member of the news media before being made available to the general public.

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Frank Matt

From: Maricopa County Sheriff

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has received your request for public records and is processing your request. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and no requests are prioritized by deadline date. Please understand that on average it takes us 4 to 8 weeks to process, redact, and prepare for release any records that are found in response to requests. Some requests, especially for new reports and large requests will take longer than 8 weeks. You will be notified once records are made available for you to pick up or if no records are found.

Thank you
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

From: Maricopa County Sheriff

Mr. Matt,

I received word from our Legal Liaison today. His response is copied and pasted below:

I do not need further clarification. I received responsive records on this request but there is a lot. I will have to review them for any necessary redactions and then I will send them up to your unit. Not sure on the timeframe.

Thank you.


From: Maricopa County Sheriff

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has a public record's request ready for your pick up. This request will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, excluding holidays. Your records will be available for review or purchase for the next 30 business days from the date of this notice.

Your records can be picked up at the Sheriff's Office headquarters at 550 W. Jackson, Phoenix AZ 85003.

Requestor: Frank Matt - MuckRock News
Date of release: 3/13/2018
Subject of your request: Local ICE Contracts
Cost to Purchase (Exact Change - Cash or Check only): $15.00
Items released:

Record/Document Description Pages/Qty

1 CD containing:

· Monthly invoices from January 2015 to December 2017 1 CD

· Contracts with ICE

Also, note that Criminal History Records Information (CHRI) was removed from the records that are being provided responsive to your request. According to ARS 41-1750, CHRI can only be released to criminal justice agencies.

Per federal regulation, MCSO is prohibited from disclosing individual immigration detainers or
information/data regarding individuals housed, maintained, or held per immigration detainers. 8
C.F.R. § 236.6. See also Voces De La Frontera, Inc. v. Clarke, 2017 WL 727285 (WI)
(February 24, 2017); American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, Inc. v. County of Hudson,
352 N.J. Super. 44, 799 A.2d 629 (2002).

The fee breakdown for completed requests are as follows:

Documents: $5.00 for first 10 pages & $.50 for each additional page

CD's: $15.00 each

*Please Note: Documents are available for 30 business days from the date of this notice to be picked up and/or reviewed. After 30 business days has elapsed, the request will be closed and the documents destroyed. In order to obtain requested documents after the 30 business days, a new public records request will have to be resubmitted and reprocessed. All requests are handled in the order they are received.

Pamela Siegel
Office Assistant-Specialized
Command Administration
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office