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

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Nevada Department of Corrections of Nevada.
Multi Request Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials
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From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nevada 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: Nevada Department of Corrections

Dear Muckrock, per your requests (attached), our financial department is requesting more information in order to comply with your FOIA request of September 23 and 30, 2019. Would these be expenses the NDOC paid to federal agencies for federal government officials visiting the NDOC? The department from time-to-time receives federal auditors on-site to evaluate a federally funded program(s), but the NDOC does not reimburse federal expenditures or provide funding for such visits. Or, are you seeking information about other types of visits?

Scott Kelley
Public Information Officer
Nevada Department of Corrections
office 775-887-3309
cell 775-350-0037

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  • 10/17/2019

    2019 9_23.30_Muckrack FOIA Funds for Federal Visits