FamilySearch Indexing (New Mexico Corrections Department)

Burkely Hermann filed this request with the New Mexico Corrections Department of New Mexico.
Tracking #

19-481

Est. Completion Oct. 17, 2019
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Burkely Hermann


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Policies, procedures and/or documents pertaining to indexing for FamilySearch, otherwise known as Intellectual Reserve, Inc. or FamilySearch International, a genealogical non-profit operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) by inmates within facilities run by the New Mexico Corrections Department. This includes any documents regarding Family History Centers operated within such facilities, and any documents referencing LDS Correctional Services, a division of LDS. Examples of such documents include contracts between the New Mexico Corrections Department and FamilySearch, often called a "Memorandum of Understanding," with an attachment describing FamilySearch's assistance.

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.

Sincerely,

Burkely Hermann

From: New Mexico Corrections Department

I am in receipt of your public records request dated 10-2-19. Pursuant to 14-2-8(D) of the IPRA, you will be provided with this agency's response, including whether the Department has any objections (based on exemptions provided in the IPRA), within 15 days of receipt of your request, on or before 10-17-19.

However, pursuant to 14-2-10 of the IPRA if the Department determines that your request is excessively burdensome or broad, you will be notified within the timeframe noted above and provide you with an estimate of how much additional time will be needed to comply with your request.

Please be advised that any attorney client or confidential information otherwise protected by law will not be subject to inspection.

Should you request copies of records, you will be required to pay the fees imposed by the New Mexico Department of Corrections, pursuant to provisions of the Inspection of Public Records Act Section 14-2-1 through 14-2-16, NMSA 1978, of $.25 per page for 11 x 17 inches or smaller (if ten pages or more) and $1.00 per page for documents over 11x17; and, upon request you will be provided with an estimate of the costs for copies of the records requested. This is only an estimate. You will not receive copies of any public record until you have paid the applicable fees. You may also be required to make an advance deposit.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Catherine Ahring
IPRA Paralegal
NMCD-OGC
Catherine.ahring@state.nm.us

From: New Mexico Corrections Department

Please be advised that NMCD has no such program nor MOU; therefore, the Department has no responsive documents.

The Department has now fully responded to your request and is closing this matter.

Catherine Ahring
IPRA Paralegal
NMCD-OGC
Catherine.ahring@state.nm.us

From: Burkely Hermann

Ms. Ahring,
Thank you for responding. I am not surprised that you do not have any responsive records to my records request. Even so, I thought I would check to see if you had any records, since specifics of FamilySearch's prison indexing program in the U.S. is murky at best. With that being said, thanks again for looking through your records.

Best regards,
Burkely Hermann

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