Plymouth county sheriff 287(g) data

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department of Plymouth County, MA.


From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1) All arrest data submitted to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of the 287(g) program. Section XI of the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department's memorandum of understanding with ICE for the 287(g) program states that:

"The PCSD will provide statistical or aggregated arrest data to ICE, as requested by ICE. The PCSD will also provide specific tracking data and/or any information, documents, or evidence related to the circumstances of a particular arrest upon request. ICE may use this data to compare and verify ICE’s own data, and to fulfill ICE’s statistical reporting requirements, or to assess the progress and success of the PCSD’s 287(g) program." (

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist and intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

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

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Todd Feathers

From: Plymouth County Sheriff's Department

Dear Mr. Feathers:

In response to your request, the Department provides the following data:

First Quarter# (January 1 thru March 31, 2018)

Booked into the facility: ( 1,179) inmates
Screened for Immigration status: (33) inmates
Detainers lodged: ( 0)
Administrative Arrest: ( 1 ) this stat reflects an inmate that was in custody via the DOC/PLYC and was taken into ICE custody on his wrap up date.

Second Quarter# ( April 1, thru June 31,2018 )

Booked into the facility: ( 1,364 ) inmates
Screened for Immigration status: ( 84 )
Detainers lodged: (7)
Administrative arrest: (1)

Total for the 6 month period:

Booked into the facility: (2,543 ) inmates
Screened for Immigration status: (117)
Detainers lodged: (7)
Administrative arrest (2)

You have the right to appeal this determination to the supervisor of public records, pursuant to 950 C.M.R. 32.00 and M.G.L. c. 66 §10A(a) and to seek judicial review pursuant to M.G.L. c. 66 §10A(c).

Patrick C. Lee
General Counsel
Plymouth County Sheriff's Department
24 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 830-6287
(508) 830-6234 (f)


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