Grievances against Corrections Corporation of America (TN)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (TN) of Tennessee.


From: Beryl Lipton

Originally submitted:


To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All complaints and grievances submitted to OSHA regarding facilities maintained by or work conditions under Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. 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.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

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

(State of Tennessee)

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

  • 317619336 Corrections Corporation of America REDACTED from .pdf

  • 317585958 Corrections Corporation of America REDACTED from .pdf

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

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

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Hunt,

Thank you very much for your response to this request! I see that these materials are for one inspection held at Silverdale Detention Facility. I'd be interested in obtaining any available inspection materials for the following facilities:

• West Tennessee Detention Facility
• Shelby Training Center
• Whiteville Correctional Facility
• South Central Correctional Center
• Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility
• Hardeman County Correctional Facility
• Silverdale (any additional inspections)

I'm wondering if I should submit new requests for these materials referencing the particular facility as the "establishment," as opposed to "Corrections Corporation of America."

Thank you very much for your help!

From: Larry Hunt

Mr. Lipton, through some type of service you have submitted a mass request for information and provided no direct method for contacting you.

I am unable to determine your citizenship of the State of Tennessee for the Open Records Act (FOIA is not applicable), nor your method of payment for the labor/time used to conduct the research to determine if such inspections were even conducted.

You may reach me at 615-741-7036 to discuss your request.

Your request will be closed in five days if there is no response.

Larry Hunt
Standards and Procedures Manager
Department of Labor and Workforce Development
220 French Landing Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-7036

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From: Beryl Lipton

Mr. Hunt,

I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. I seem to have submitted the request twice.

Have a lovely weekend,