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

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation of North Dakota.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Dakota Constitution, Article XI, Section 6, and the North Dakota Open Records Statute, N.D.C.C. § 44-04-18(1), I hereby request the following records:

• 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: Linster, Michelle L.


North Dakota does not contract with any private transport companies. Attached is our policy on transports.

Please note the change of PIO duties for the ND DOCR. Tim Tausend no longer works in the PIO capacity, all requests need to go through me.

Thank you,

Michelle L. Linster | Administrative Assistant III / Public Information Officer
P.O. Box 1898, 3100 Railroad Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58502-1898
p: (701) 328-6362 | f: (701) 328-6651
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DOCR MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is to enhance public safety, reduce the risk of future criminal behavior by holding adult and juvenile offenders accountable, and to provide opportunities for change.