TCJS video visitation law exemptions

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards of Texas.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All applications, letters of approval, letters of denial, related spreadsheets, and other materials regarding evaluation/approval/denial of applicants for exemption to Texas video visitation laws (

This request is being made as part of an ongoing investigation. 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 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Diana Spiller

Dear Ms. Lipton,

Attached please find documents responsive to your public information request for video visitation documents. However, please note that certain information related to bank account information was redacted in accordance with Texas Government Code §552.136. Pursuant to Government Code §552.136, please also find a letter that provides information about the authority to redact financial information and your right of appeal.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Diana Spiller, MPA
Research Specialist
Texas Commission on Jail Standards
512-463-2690 (office)
512-463-3185 (fax)
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