Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials (New Mexico Corrections Department)

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


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of 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 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: New Mexico Corrections Department

Ms. Best:

Can you please provide any more specificity for this request? This request does not identify the records sought with reasonable particularity as required under Section 14-2-8(C) NMSA, and absent clarification the request will have to be denied.

Andrew Kuhlmann
Assistant General Counsel
New Mexico Corrections Dept.
Office of General Counsel
P.O. Box 27116
Santa Fe, NM 87502-0116
(505) 827-8674

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From: New Mexico Corrections Department

Ms. Best:

The Department has not heard back from you regarding the parameters of the request and is therefore closing this matter.

Catherine Ahring
IPRA Paralegal


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