State-level inmate transportation policies, contracts, and invoices (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the North Carolina Department of Corrections of North Carolina.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

• Any and all policies, procedures, directives, or associated materials regarding the transportation and extradition of prisoners under the jurisdiction of this agency. If such materials exist for both the transportation of prisoners within this agency's jurisdiction and transportation of prisoners to locations outside of this agency's jurisdiction and these materials differ, provision of all would be greatly appreciated.

• Any and all contracts—as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, memorandums, directives, or other such additional materials—intergovernmental services agreements, and any other agreements regarding the transportation (of any type and length) of prisoners in the custody of this agency.

• For any transportation provided by a company, agency, or other entity that is not this agency, please provide all invoices for services, as well as any and all agreements (including supplemental elements) under which such services were provided

Further clarification can be provided upon request.

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Beryl Lipton

From: Acree, Keith

Dept MR 26718
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville MA
Attn: Beryl Lipton

This email is in response to your July 6, 2016 records request concerning transportation and extradition.

Our policies concerning transportation of inmates can be found here:

The NCDPS Extradition Office contracts with Security Transport Services Inc. to handle the extradition of some, but not all, offenders from out-of-state.
NCDPS Extradition officers handle many extradition trips, but Security Transport Services is used when all officers are occupied or when it is more cost-effective to do so.
I have attached a copy of the contract with Security Transport Services. Certain specific security information related to prison operations has been redacted in accordance with NCGS 132-1.7.

The NCDPS Controller's Office is gathering invoices received from Security Transport Services Inc. We will provide those when they are available.

Keith Acree
Communications Office
North Carolina Department of Public Safety


Email correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties by an authorized state official.

From: Acree, Keith

Attn. Beryl Lipton -

Attached is a spreadsheet detailing invoices/payments to extradition vendor Security Transport Services.

Keith Acree
Communications Office
North Carolina Department of Public Safety