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

Emma Best filed this request with the Department of Corrections of New Hampshire.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials
Est. Completion None
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Fix Required

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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Hampshire Right to Know Law, 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.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Best,
I have received your Right-to-Know request. I am in the process of determining how long a request of this scope will take to produce, if any, responsive documents.
Please allow an additional 5 business days for a response regarding the amount of time estimated to complete a search of documents over the past 18 years.

Respectfully,

Laura Montenegro
New Hampshire Department of Corrections
Public Information Officer
105 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor
Concord, NH 03302
P (603)271-5602
Laura.Montenegro@doc.nh.gov

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From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Best,
As I've had time to look over this request with our legal counsel, I have a few questions that when answered can help determine an estimation of how long it will take to fulfill this request.

1. What is meant by "visits"? What type of visit?

2. Can you specify regarding the term "federal government"? Any employee of the federal government? There are 456 federal government agencies employing 5 million people.

3. The Secretary of State's office dictates the retention time for records<https://sos.nh.gov/Agencies.aspx>. We wouldn't have records that date back to 2001.

4. The facilities? We have three prisons and additional minimum custody facilities.

As this request is overly broad, assisting with specific questions will help my responsiveness. As of now, because I am the only one in the whole Department who does this job, for any type of thorough review for information, I would estimate this would take a year.

Thank you.
Respectfully,

Laura Montenegro
New Hampshire Department of Corrections
Public Information Officer
105 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor
Concord, NH 03302
P (603)271-5602
Laura.Montenegro@doc.nh.gov

Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use , disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail or via phone at 603-271-5648 and destroy all copies of the original message . Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in maintaining confidentiality and professionalism. This e-mail (including any attachment) is protected by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510 et seq. and is CONFIDENTIAL

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