Communication Services Contract - Michigan - 2020 (Montmorency County Sheriff's Office)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Montmorency County Sheriff's Office of Montmorency County, MI.
Multi Request Communication Services Contract - Michigan - 2020


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following materials related to inmate communication services and technologies at any and all county correctional or detention facility locations under the jurisdiction of this agency:

Any and all agreements related to the acquisition and use of these inmate communication services and technologies, including installation, maintenance, financial requirements, or associated commissions.

This includes (but is not limited to) all contracts (as well as associated amendments, attachments, and exhibits), data sharing agreements, insurance agreements, intergovernmental services agreements, licensing agreements, memorandums of understanding, and nondisclosure agreements regarding or relevant to this technology or service. Please provide a copy of any informal agreements, insurance agreements, liability waivers, and warranties that reference this technology or otherwise guide its use or the relationship between this agency, the provider or developer, or any other partner or entity that may use or access it.

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) Global Tel Link (GTL), CenturyLink, City Tele Coin, ICSolutions, JPay, and Securus Technologies.

A copy of any available or relevant solicitations, Requests for Expressions of Interest, Requests For Proposal (or equivalent calls for bids), responses to Requests for Expressions of Interest, letters of interest, responses to Requests for Proposal, sole source or limited source justification and approval documentation, documentation of selection, and other materials generated in the consideration, selection, provision, installation, maintenance, or use of the technology in question.

FINANCIAL MATERIALS - Purchase Orders, Invoices, Commission reports
Any invoice or payment records related to the financing or funding of these technologies or services, including a copy of any purchase orders, invoices, revenue reports, and other memoranda and documentation related to the payment or cost (or lack thereof) of the technology and related personnel, equipment, maintenance, or other elements concerning this system. 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. Please provide equivalent materials for video conferencing equipment and other electronic communication and telecommunication services.

Please provide the above materials as they relate to any and all inmate telecommunication services, including but not limited to:
• phone
• video visitation
• e-card
• e-mail
• text

Please also provide the above materials for any services associated with inmate tablets, internet access, or electronic services, including e-books, digital communications, mp3s and music, or similar communication or digital 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. If you have any questions, please contact me at 617-299-1832.

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.


Beryl Lipton


Dear Beryl,

Below is the invoice for your FOIA request. I intend on sending it via email. Our small facility does not have video visitation, e-card, e-mail or text capabilities. Please let me know if this is acceptable.

Thank you,

Lt. Lori Stanley
Montmorency County Jail
(989) 785-2582


February 25, 2020

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 87981
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Re: F.O.I.A. request on Inmate Communication Sevices and Technologies

Below is the cost for the FOIA request.

Employee Wage: $15.15 for hour of work.

Total cost for FOIA REQUEST = $15.15

Please send to the above address along with a copy of the invoice
Or you may pay over the phone with a credit card.

From: Montmorency County Sheriff's Office

Good morning,

I had one of my corrections officers get the attached usage report from CTEL in addition to what I already sent. Hope it helps...

Lt. Lori Stanley
Montmorency County Jail
(989) 785-2582

From: Montmorency County Sheriff's Office

Good afternoon,

Attached please find the information you requested. This is all of the paperwork we have had. I sent the invoice earlier today.

Lt. Lori Stanley
Montmorency County Jail

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Lt. Stanley,

Thank you so much for your help with this request. I really appreciate it. I'll let you know if I have any other questions.

All the best,

From: Beryl Lipton

(We'll put a check in the mail this week. Thanks, again.)

From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $15.15 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

Check sent by Muckrock Staff

Pay to the order of:

Montmorency County Sheriff's Office
FOIA Office
11045 M-32 West
Atlanta, MI 49709

Amount of: $15.15
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  • Deposited — 03/20/2020

From: Montmorency County Sheriff's Office

Good morning,

I sent the information and Beryl received it on February 26, 2020. She acknowledged receiving it on Feb 27, 2020.

Lori Stanley
Montmorency County Jail