Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials (Department of Corrections)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Mississippi.
Multi Request Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials
Est. Completion Oct. 1, 2019
Fix Required


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Best,
This email is written notice that the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) has received your public records request dated September 23, 2019. Pursuant to the provisions of Miss. Code Ann. ยง 25-61-5(1)(b), MDOC is providing notice that a response is anticipated by October 1, 2019.
Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.
Kimberly Harrison-Day
MDOC/Central Office
Law Clerk
633 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
P: 601-359-5682
F: 601-359-6178
Email: kharrisonday@mdoc.state.ms.us

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From: Department of Corrections

Good afternoon:

Please be advised that MDOC seeks clarification regarding your public records request dated September 23, 2019. Please contact MDOC and provide an "identifiable record" and answer a few questions regarding your request.

Should you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact me.


Andrea' R. Barnes
Staff Attorney
MS Department of Corrections
301 North Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201
P: (601) 359-5655
W: www.mdoc.ms.gov/<http://www.mdoc.ms.gov/>
E: barnes@mdoc.state.ms.us<mailto:barnes@mdoc.state.ms.us>

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