Taylor, Texas communications with CCA

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the City of Taylor (TX) of Taylor, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All communications (electronic, written, faxed, text messages, or otherwise) sent to, from, or regarding any and all executives, spokespeople, attorneys or other representatives of:

• Corrections Corporation of America

including but not limited to all communications including/mentioning

• the @cca.com and @correctionscorp.com domain names
• "CCA"
• "Corrections Corporation of America."

Please include communications sent to, from, or regarding all representatives of the jurisdiction (current and at all relevant periods prior, spanning any period during which the jurisdiction was considering, engaged with, or ending relations with the aforementioned entity), including but not limited to the following officials, as applicable:

• City Administrator
• City Attorney
• City Clerk
• City Councilmembers, individually
• City Manager
• City Treasurer
• Economic Development Director
• Fire Chief
• Finance Director
• Mayor
• Planning/Community Development Director
• Sheriff

Should terminology be unclear or further clarification be necessary, a phone call will happily be arranged.

In regards to all necessary requester status considerations, it should be noted that this request is being made by a member of the news media as part of a nationwide journalistic investigation on the privatization of corrections and institutions (physical, systemic, political, etc.) in the greater correctional and law enforcement system. In addition to being a news media request submitted in the public interest, all communications generated in the processing of this request, in addition to the requested materials, will be made available to the general public as part of a curated news series.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Susan Brock

This message is to acknowledge receipt of your request. You will be receiving a response no later than March 15th.

Susan Brock, TRMC
City Clerk, City of Taylor
400 Porter Street
Taylor, TX 76574

512-352-3676 ext. 14
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This e-mail message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not an addressee or otherwise authorized to receive this message, you should not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this e-mail or any information contained in the message. Please note that any communication sent to City Staff or City Officials may become public record and made available for public/media review. ATTENTION PUBLIC OFFICIALS: a "Reply to All" of this e-mail could lead to violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act. Please reply only to the sender.

From: Susan Brock

Is there a particular time frame involved for this request? How many years of information are you seeking?

Susan Brock, TRMC
City Clerk, City of Taylor
400 Porter Street
Taylor, TX 76574

512-352-3676 ext. 14
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This e-mail message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not an addressee or otherwise authorized to receive this message, you should not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this e-mail or any information contained in the message. Please note that any communication sent to City Staff or City Officials may become public record and made available for public/media review. ATTENTION PUBLIC OFFICIALS: a "Reply to All" of this e-mail could lead to violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act. Please reply only to the sender.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Brock,

Thank you so much for your messages. I'm interested in all available materials, for as long as they've been kept. I believe this would extend to before T. Don Hutto Residential Center's opening in 2006. Please let me know how I can further clarify this request; I understand the time span may result in multiple records locations.

Thanks again!
Beryl

From: Lesha Whitlow

Ms. Lipton,

Your records request regarding CCA was forwarded to me by Susan Brock from the City of Taylor. I am not clear on what information you are requesting from the police department. If you could please advise I would be happy to get you the information needed.

Thank you,

Lesha Whitlow lesha.whitlow@taylortx.gov<mailto:lesha.whitlow@taylortx.gov>

Records

Taylor Police Dept 512-352-5552

On Feb. 29, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
All communications (electronic, written, faxed, text messages, or otherwise) sent to, from, or regarding any and all executives, spokespeople, attorneys or other representatives of:
* Corrections Corporation of America
including but not limited to all communications including/mentioning
* the @cca.com and @correctionscorp.com domain names
* "CCA"
* "Corrections Corporation of America."
Please include communications sent to, from, or regarding all representatives of the jurisdiction (current and at all relevant periods prior, spanning any period during which the jurisdiction was considering, engaged with, or ending relations with the aforementioned entity), including but not limited to the following officials, as applicable:
* City Administrator
* City Attorney
* City Clerk
* City Councilmembers, individually
* City Manager
* City Treasurer
* Economic Development Director
* Fire Chief
* Finance Director
* Mayor
* Planning/Community Development Director
* Sheriff
Should terminology be unclear or further clarification be necessary, a phone call will happily be arranged.
In regards to all necessary requester status considerations, it should be noted that this request is being made by a member of the news media as part of a nationwide journalistic investigation on the privatization of corrections and institutions (physical, systemic, political, etc.) in the greater correctional and law enforcement system. In addition to being a news media request submitted in the public interest, all communications generated in the processing of this request, in addition to the requested materials, will be made available to the general public as part of a curated news series.
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 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Beryl C.D. Lipton
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From: City of Taylor (TX)

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: City of Taylor (TX)

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: City of Taylor (TX)

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Whitlow,

Thanks so much for your message. I'm essentially looking for all communications between representatives of the town (including the police department) and any representatives of CCA, as well as any communications that might mention CCA. I'd be happy to give you a call, if that might help. This request encompasses a number of city departments; I'm not clear on whether it was also forwarded elsewhere or only to you.

Thanks again!
Beryl

From: Lesha Whitlow

Hi Beryl,

If you could give me a call at your convenience I would certainly appreciate it.
Thanks,
Lesha Whitlow
Records
Taylor PD 512-365-2733

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Whitlow,

I tried to call your office just now, but I was told you were unavailable. Would you be able to give me a call on Wednesday? The office number is 617-299-1832.

Thanks so much!
Beryl

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