Communication Services Contract (Shelby County Sheriff)

Augie Torres filed this request with the Shelby County Sheriff of Shelby County, TN.
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Augie Torres

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the current contract between the County and the current vendor for inmate communication services at the County Correctional / Detention Facility. This may encompass telecommunication, kiosk, and mobile tablet services. I am requesting that the information provided contain the term and expiration date of the current contract (including any optional contract extensions), as well as the current telecommunications provider and the services currently being provided pursuant to the agreement.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Augie Torres

From: Shelby County Sheriff

+** Attached file(s):
Torres, Augie PRR (00157939.pdf)

Augie Torres
MuckRockNews
DEPT MR 51007
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Ms. Torres:

I am in receipt of the above referenced public records request.

Your correspondence indicates you are a citizen of Massachusetts, not Tennessee. Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, codified by Tenn. Code Ann. § 10-7-101, et seq., Shelby County Government's records are not open to inspection by individuals who are not Tennessee citizens. See Tenn. Code Ann. § 10-7-501(a)(2)(A)("[a]ll state, county, and municipal records ... shall at all times, during business hours, be open ... for inspection by any citizen of Tennessee"); see also Ray v. Stanton, C.A. No. 88-285-II, 1989 WL 14135, *3 (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 24, 1989)(""we hold that the provisions of the Public Records Act are available only for any citizen of the State of Tennessee""); and Tenn. Op. Atty. Gen. No. 01-132, 2001 WL 1048622 (Tenn. A.G. August 22, 2001)(""persons who are not citizens of Tennessee can be denied access to public records under the Tennessee Public Records Act""). Due to the fact that you are not a Tennessee citizen, your public records request is respectfully denied.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or Bridgett Stigger, Public Records Counsel.

Regards,

Stacy

Stacy Taylor, Paralegal for
Bridgett L. Stigger
Assistant County Attorney/Public Records Counsel
Shelby County Attorney's Office
160 N. Main Street, Suite 950
Memphis, TN 38103
Tele: (901) 222-2100
Fax: (901) 222-2105
Email: stacy.taylor@shelbycountytn.gov<mailto:stacy.taylor@shelbycountytn.gov>

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