Grievances re: CCA's NM Women's Correctional Facility

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the New Mexico Corrections Department of New Mexico.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All complaints and formal/informal grievances referencing the following terms (in whole or part) or originating from the following locations:

• New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility

Please redact personally identifying information as necessary.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Earl, Catherine, NMCD

Catherine Earl
IPRA Paralegal
Office of General Counsel
NMCD
P.O. Box 27116
Santa Fe, NM 87502
505-827-8719
catherine.earl@state.nm.us

NOTICE
The documents and message accompanying this transmission contains information that is attorney from the Office of General Counsel, NM Corrections Dept.  The information is intended only for use by the individual or entity to which this transmission has been addressed.  If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, action, or reliance upon the contents of the documents and message is strictly prohibited, and is intended solely for the use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed.  If you are not the intended recipient or received these documents by mistake or error, please contact this office for instructions on its destruction or return.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Earl,

Thank you for your message. Can you confirm that no grievance records from the facility are forward to the Department and that there are no records at the Corrections Department responsive to my request?

Thank you very much,
Beryl

From: Earl, Catherine, NMCD

Catherine Earl
IPRA Paralegal
Office of General Counsel
NMCD
P.O. Box 27116
Santa Fe, NM 87502
505-827-8719
catherine.earl@state.nm.us

NOTICE
The documents and message accompanying this transmission contains information that is attorney from the Office of General Counsel, NM Corrections Dept. The information is intended only for use by the individual or entity to which this transmission has been addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, action, or reliance upon the contents of the documents and message is strictly prohibited, and is intended solely for the use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or received these documents by mistake or error, please contact this office for instructions on its destruction or return.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Earl,

Thank you very much for your letter and guidance. I'll be in touch should I have any other questions.

Have a lovely day,
Beryl

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Earl, Catherine, NMCD

Mr. Lipton:

Attached please find our responses from September 22, 2014 and September 24, 2014. The Department has fully responded to your request.

Catherine Earl
IPRA Paralegal
Office of General Counsel
NMCD
P.O. Box 27116
Santa Fe, NM 87502
505-827-8719
catherine.earl@state.nm.us

NOTICE
The documents and message accompanying this transmission contains information that is attorney from the Office of General Counsel, NM Corrections Dept. The information is intended only for use by the individual or entity to which this transmission has been addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, action, or reliance upon the contents of the documents and message is strictly prohibited, and is intended solely for the use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or received these documents by mistake or error, please contact this office for instructions on its destruction or return.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Earl,

I apologize for the inadvertent follow up. Thank you very much for your help.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Earl, Catherine, NMCD

You are welcome!

Catherine Earl
IPRA Paralegal
Office of General Counsel
NMCD
P.O. Box 27116
Santa Fe, NM 87502
505-827-8719
catherine.earl@state.nm.us

NOTICE
The documents and message accompanying this transmission contains information that is attorney from the Office of General Counsel, NM Corrections Dept. The information is intended only for use by the individual or entity to which this transmission has been addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, action, or reliance upon the contents of the documents and message is strictly prohibited, and is intended solely for the use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or received these documents by mistake or error, please contact this office for instructions on its destruction or return.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Earl,

I never received a message from CCA regarding this request. Should I submit a new request to you for forwarding to them? How should I proceed?

Thanks again for everything,
Beryl

From: Earl, Catherine, NMCD

Can you please send the original request?

Catherine Earl
IPRA Paralegal
Office of General Counsel
NMCD
P.O. Box 27116
Santa Fe, NM 87502
505-827-8719
catherine.earl@state.nm.us

NOTICE
The documents and message accompanying this transmission contains information that is attorney from the Office of General Counsel, NM Corrections Dept. The information is intended only for use by the individual or entity to which this transmission has been addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, action, or reliance upon the contents of the documents and message is strictly prohibited, and is intended solely for the use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or received these documents by mistake or error, please contact this office for instructions on its destruction or return.

From: Beryl Lipton

Ms. Earl,

The initial request is copied below. Thank you for your help.

Have a great day,
Beryl

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To Whom It May Concern:

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

All complaints and formal/informal grievances referencing the following terms (in whole or part) or originating from the following locations:

• New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility

Please redact personally identifying information as necessary.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Earl, Catherine, NMCD

This is the only address I have for them. Please advise if you send them another request and they do not respond within 15 days.

CCA
10 Burton Hills Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37215
Att: Diane Shew

Catherine Earl
IPRA Paralegal
Office of General Counsel
NMCD
P.O. Box 27116
Santa Fe, NM 87502
505-827-8719
catherine.earl@state.nm.us

NOTICE
The documents and message accompanying this transmission contains information that is attorney from the Office of General Counsel, NM Corrections Dept. The information is intended only for use by the individual or entity to which this transmission has been addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, action, or reliance upon the contents of the documents and message is strictly prohibited, and is intended solely for the use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or received these documents by mistake or error, please contact this office for instructions on its destruction or return.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Earl,

Thanks so much. I'll keep you posted.

Have a lovely Labor Day weekend,
Beryl

From: Earl, Catherine, NMCD

Thank you.

Catherine Earl
IPRA Paralegal
Office of General Counsel
NMCD
P.O. Box 27116
Santa Fe, NM 87502
505-827-8719
catherine.earl@state.nm.us

NOTICE
The documents and message accompanying this transmission contains information that is attorney from the Office of General Counsel, NM Corrections Dept. The information is intended only for use by the individual or entity to which this transmission has been addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, action, or reliance upon the contents of the documents and message is strictly prohibited, and is intended solely for the use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or received these documents by mistake or error, please contact this office for instructions on its destruction or return.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Earl,

I've copied a version of the request being mailed to CCA below. Thanks again for your help.

Best,
Beryl

______________________

CCA
ATTN: Dianna Shew
10 Burton Hills Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37215

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The following materials regarding grievances and complaints at New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility:

- All available logs and reports generated in the submission and tracking of inmate grievances. Please include all available segregable data, including, but not limited to, the name and number of the grievant, grievance number, date of initial submission, description of the grievance, disposition of the grievance, etc. will be maintained for tracking each level of all grievances. Please provide all available versions of the following logs:

• Emergency Grievance Status Log
• Miscellaneous Grievance Status Log
• Grievance Monthly Statistic Log
• Informal Resolution Tracking Log

Please redact personally identifying information as necessary.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Earl, Catherine, NMCD

Thank you!

Catherine Earl
IPRA Paralegal
Office of General Counsel
NMCD
P.O. Box 27116
Santa Fe, NM 87502
505-827-8719
catherine.earl@state.nm.us

NOTICE
The documents and message accompanying this transmission contains information that is attorney from the Office of General Counsel, NM Corrections Dept. The information is intended only for use by the individual or entity to which this transmission has been addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, action, or reliance upon the contents of the documents and message is strictly prohibited, and is intended solely for the use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or received these documents by mistake or error, please contact this office for instructions on its destruction or return.

From: MuckRock

CCA
ATTN: Dianna Shew
10 Burton Hills Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37215

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The following materials regarding grievances and complaints at New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility:

- All available logs and reports generated in the submission and tracking of inmate grievances. Please include all available segregable data, including, but not limited to, the name and number of the grievant, grievance number, date of initial submission, description of the grievance, disposition of the grievance, etc. will be maintained for tracking each level of all grievances. Please provide all available versions of the following logs:

• Emergency Grievance Status Log
• Miscellaneous Grievance Status Log
• Grievance Monthly Statistic Log
• Informal Resolution Tracking Log

Please redact personally identifying information as necessary.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Corrections Corporation of America

Sherri Wolford <SWolford@swlfirm.com>
AttachmentsSep 25

to me, Dan, Tina, Jacob, Deborah, Debra
Ms. Lipton,

Please see the attached letter from Christina Retts regarding MuckRock’s New Mexico Public Records Act Request.

Best regards,
Sherri Wolford

Sherri Wolford
Legal Assistant to Christina Retts, Nicholas D. Acedo,
and Jamie D. Guzman
STRUCK WIENEKE & LOVE, PLC
3100 W. Ray Road | Suite 300
Chandler, AZ 85226

P: (480) 420-1621 | swolford@swlfirm.com | www.swlfirm.com

From: CCA

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Retts,

Thank you for letter, dated November 20, 2015. I am interested in receiving the materials you referenced in that communication. Could you please clarify for which time period these materials are responsive? Could you also please provide the appropriate party to whom a check should be directed and the associated mailing address?

Thanks again,
Beryl

From: Sherri Wolford

Ms. Lipton,

We will provide the documents requested. Please make your check payable to Struck Wieneke & Love, P.L.C. and mail it to:

Christina Retts
Struck Wieneke & Love, P.L.C.
3100 West Ray Road, Suite 300
Chandler, AZ 85226

Best regards,
Sherri

[cid:image003.jpg@01D131AA.E00DD7E0]Sherri Wolford
Legal Assistant to Christina Retts, Nicholas D. Acedo,
and Jamie D. Guzman
STRUCK WIENEKE & LOVE, PLC
3100 W. Ray Road | Suite 300
Chandler, AZ 85226

P: (480) 420-1621 | swolford@swlfirm.com<mailto:swolford@swlfirm.com> | www.swlfirm.com<http://www.swlfirm.com/>

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $78.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Sherri Wolford

Ms. Lipton,

Attached are the documents requested.

Best regards,
Sherri

[cid:image002.jpg@01D14C79.56A12450]Sherri Wolford
Legal Assistant to Christina Retts, Nicholas D. Acedo,
and Jamie D. Guzman
STRUCK WIENEKE & LOVE, PLC
3100 W. Ray Road | Suite 300
Chandler, AZ 85226

P: (480) 420-1621 | swolford@swlfirm.com<mailto:swolford@swlfirm.com> | www.swlfirm.com<http://www.swlfirm.com/>
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From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Earl,

Could you please let me know what my options are for challenging redactions imposed by CCA in response to this request?

Thanks so much for all of your help!
Beryl

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Earl,

I don't believe I ever received a response to my last inquiry. Could you please let me know what my appeal options are?

Thanks so much for your help!
Beryl

From: Montoya, Ricardo, NMCD

Good Afternoon,

Please be advised, Ms. Catherine Earl is no longer employed with this agency.

This email address is reserved for Public Records requests made to the New Mexico Corrections Department and associated correspondence related to those requests. To respond to your inquiry, the request below was made to Corrections Corporation of America(CCA). Any issues concerning records produced for the request need to be directed to CCA.

While this office cannot provide you with legal advice regarding your options, you are free to file an IPRA complaint against CCA with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, or you may file an IPRA lawsuit against CCA. This office takes no position on whether CCA is subject to the IPRA or regarding whether the redactions made by CCA are appropriate.

Thank you,

R. Montoya
Office of General Counsel
New Mexico Corrections Department
PO Box 27116 Santa Fe, NM 87502-0116
Ph: 505-827-8719
Fax: 505-827-8685
nmcd-ipra@state.nm.us<mailto:nmcd-ipra@state.nm.us>
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