Corizon Inmate Settlement Agreements

Brian Sonenstein filed this request with the New Mexico Corrections Department of New Mexico.
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From: Brian Sonenstein

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, I hereby request the following documents:

Copies of the inmate settlement agreements with Corizon Health Services that District Court Judge Raymond Ortiz has ordered released. Specifically, I am requesting copies of the same documents requested in this case by The Santa Fe New Mexican, the Albuquerque Journal and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (more info here:

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. As a journalist and member of the news media for, I request all applicable fees be waived.

In the event that there are still 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 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Brian Sonenstein

From: Brewster, Jim, NMCD

Mr. Sorenstein: The Corrections Department does not have custody or possession of any of the requested settlement agreements. Judge Ortiz may have ordered Corizon to release their agreements, but the Department is not a party to that lawsuit and again doesn't have custody of the settlement agreements in any event. The Department therefore has no responsive documents. I am copying Corizon (as the custodian of these records) with your request and this response.


Jim Brewster
General Counsel
New Mexico Corrections Department
P.O. Box 27116
Santa Fe, NM 87502-0116
(505) 827-8662
(505) 827-8685 facsimile

From: Brian Sonenstein


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Brian Sonenstein


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