Local ICE contracts (Oakland County Sheriff's Office)

Frank Matt filed this request with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office of Oakland County, MI.
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From: Frank Matt

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting the following documents:
- Contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the housing, safekeeping and subsistence of federal detainees.
- Monthly invoices created by your office for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to comply with such contracts. I request copies of these invoices dating from January 2015 to the present.
- Any written requests for modifications to the contract by either party to the agreement, from January 2015 to the present.

This request is being made for the purposes of newsgathering for MuckRock.com. The requested documents will be processed by a member of the news media before being made available to the general public.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Frank Matt

From: Oakland County Sheriff's Office

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From: Oakland County Sheriff's Office

Dear Frank Matt:

Thank you for your interest in public records from Oakland County, Michigan. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, Public Act 422 of 1976, as amended, MCL. 15.231 et. seq. Your request was given the reference number F000047-010418 for tracking purposes.

Records Requested: Records regarding ICE

Your request will be forwarded to the relevant County department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the costs, if any, associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted when we determine if the records you requested are available and if there is a cost for you to obtain the records you requested.

PLEASE NOTE: The Michigan Freedom of Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information or answer questions.

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Oakland County, Michigan
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From: Oakland County Sheriff's Office

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01/09/2018

Frank Matt
MuckRock News
Dept MR 47212
411 A Highland Ave
Somerville MA 02144-2516
requests@muckrock.com

RE: FOIA REQUEST of January 04, 2018, Reference # F000047-010418

Dear Frank Matt:

This letter is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request referenced above.

Your request for:

1. Contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the housing, safekeeping and subsistence of federal detainees is denied as there are no records responsive to this request.

2. Monthly invoices created by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to comply with such contracts dating from January 2015 to present is denied as there are no records responsive to this request.

3. Any written requests for modifications to any contract (referenced in #1) by either party is denied as there are no records responsive to this request.
YOUR FURTHER LEGAL RIGHTS

To the extent that this response, in your opinion, constitutes a denial of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rights, your statutory remedies are as follows:
For FOIA denials, you may submit to the head of the public body a written appeal that specifically states the word "appeal" and identifies the reason or reasons for reversal of the denial. Within 10 business days after the head of the public body receives a written appeal he or she will do one of the following:
* Reverse the denial.
* Issue a written notice to you upholding the denial.
* Reverse the denial in part and issue a written notice to you upholding the denial in part.
* Under unusual circumstances, issue a notice extending for not more than 10 business days the time to respond.
You may begin a civil action in circuit court to compel the public body’s disclosure of the public records within 180 days after a public body’s final determination to deny a request.

You have the right to receive attorneys' fees and damages as provided in MCL 15.240 if, after judicial review, the court determines that the public body has not complied with MCL 15.235 and orders disclosure of all or a portion of a public record.
For fee appeals, if the public body requires a fee that, in your opinion, exceeds the amount permitted under its procedures and guidelines or MCL 15.234, you may submit to the head of the public body a written fee appeal for a fee reduction that specifically states the word "appeal" and identifies how the required fee exceeds the amount permitted. Within 10 business days after the head of the public body receives a written fee appeal, he or she will do one of the following:
* Waive the fee.
* Reduce the fee and issue a written determination to the requesting person indicating the basis for the remaining fee.
* Uphold the fee and issue a written determination to the requesting person indicating the basis for upholding the fee.
* If necessary, issue a notice extending for not more than 10 business days the time to respond.
Within 45 days after the head of the public body issues a written determination on the fee appeal or if the head of the public body failed to respond to the fee appeal, you may begin a civil action in circuit court.

Oakland County’s FOIA Procedures and Guidelines, and its Public Summary, can be found at https://www.oakgov.com/FOIA (https://www.oakgov.com/FOIA)

Sincerely,

Korenda Schaeffer
Sheriff's Office To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
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From: Frank Matt

Hello, Korenda.

Thank you for your quick attention to my request. A small addendum... If Oakland County Sheriff's Office has contracts with U.S. Marshals Service for the housing and/or safekeeping of federal detainees, I request those as well.

Best regards,
Frank Matt

From: Oakland County Sheriff's Office

Hello,

Unfortunately your email was not recognized and has not been routed accordingly.  Please be advised that if you wish to submit a new request or check on the status of an already submitted request, you should visit the Public Records Center. Description: TO: "Oakland County Record Center"[oaklandcountymi@mycusthelp.net]Oakland County Sheriff's OfficeFreedom of Information Act OfficeBuilding 38 East1200 North Telegraph RoadPontiac, MI 48341-1044January 9, 2018This is a follow up to a previous request:Hello, Korenda. Thank you for your quick attention to my request. A small addendum... If Oakland County Sheriff's Office has contracts with U.S. Marshals Service for the housing and/or safekeeping of federal detainees, I request those as well.Best regards,Frank MattFiled via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 47212-40281270@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/oakland-county-sheriffs-office-4737/local-ice-contracts-oakland-county-sheriffs-office-47212/?email=oaklandcountymi%40mycusthelp.net&uuid-login=04142d63-fa02-434b-88f5-5580004583d2#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 47212411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.---On Jan. 9, 2018:

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