FamilySearch Indexing (Tennessee Department of Corrections)

Burkely Hermann filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Tennessee.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Kent Hoover

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Policies, procedures and/or documents pertaining to indexing for FamilySearch, otherwise known as Intellectual Reserve, Inc. or FamilySearch International, a genealogical non-profit operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) by inmates within facilities run by the Tennessee Department of Corrections. This includes any documents regarding Family History Centers operated within such facilities, and any documents referencing LDS Correctional Services, a division of LDS. Examples of such documents include contracts between the Tennessee Department of Corrections and FamilySearch, often called a "Memorandum of Understanding," with an attachment describing FamilySearch's assistance.

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.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.


Kent Hoover

From: Department of Corrections

Dear Kent Hoover:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the Tennessee Department of Correction. Your request was received in this office on 6/4/2020 and given theĀ reference number P232331-060420 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: Various statistical information

Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate TN DOC division(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question.
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the TN Dept of Correction Request Center.
TN Dept of Correction

To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the TN Dept of Corrections Request Center (

From: Department of Corrections

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Kent Hoover
Dept MR 81434 411A Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02144-2516
Re: none, none - TOMIS#:

Dear Kent Hoover:

In response to your records request received onĀ 6/4/2020, our office is taking the action(s) indicated below:
Your request is denied on the following grounds: Tennessee resident should file a request on his/her own behalf and provide proof of TN citizenship.
Lori Priest
Director Records Management
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From: Department of Corrections

Please see attached response to your recent public records requests submitted to the Tennessee Department of Correction.

Lori Priest | Director
Records Management Division
2nd Floor Rachel Jackson Building
320 6th Ave. North
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
615-253-8012 voice/ 615-532-1497 facsimile<><>