MA jail/prison contracts/MOUs with JPay/Securus Technologies (Suffolk County Sheriff's Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department of Suffolk County, MA.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

All contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by this agency or any facility under its jurisdiction for all services, equipment, and activities involving/provided by/contracted for with JPay or its parent company Securus Technologies. Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• all other vendor responses
• all evaluation material, scorecards, reports, and notes generated in the selection process
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all commission reports for services utilized through JPay or Securus, containing all segregable data, including but not limited to commissions differentiated by service type, timeframe, etc.
• all related invoices related to installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment or services

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 MuckRock.com, 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Travis, Suzanne

Dear Ms. Lipton:

Attached please find Attorney Russell Homsy’s, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Office of the General Counsel, initial response to your request.

Please direct any further questions regarding this request to Attorney Russell Homsy.

Suzanne

Suzanne Travis
Suffolk County Sheriff's Department
200 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 635-1100, Ext. 3082
Fax: (617) 704-6692
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From: Travis, Suzanne

Good Morning,

You will be receiving responsive documents shortly. I am awaiting the attorney’s approval.

Suzanne

Suzanne Travis
Suffolk County Sheriff's Department
200 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 635-1100, Ext. 3082
Fax: (617) 704-6692
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From: Travis, Suzanne

Dear Ms. Lipton:

Attached, please find Assistant General Counsel Russell T. Homsy’s response to your request. Also, attached please find Fifty (50) pages of Responsive documents which will be mailed to you as well. As you will see in the response letter, there are another One Thousand One Hundred and Thirty-Five (1,135) pages of responsive documents copied to a CD that we are unable to forward to you via email. Both the Fifty (50) pages of responsive documents and CD containing One Thousand One Hundred and Thirty-Five (1,135) pages of responsive documents are being mailed to you today via regular u.s. mail.

If you wish to challenge this response, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Public Records following the procedure set forth in 950 CMR 32.08. If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Russell T. Homsy at (617) 704-6335 or rhomsy@scsdma.org<mailto:rhomsy@scsdma.org>.

Please remove your email from auto send once you have received responsive documents.

Suzanne

Suzanne Travis
Suffolk County Sheriff's Department
200 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 635-1100, Ext. 3082
Fax: (617) 704-6692
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