TX DCJ contracts/MOUs re: Willacy County State Jail

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice of Texas.

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 contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for services and activities related to the Willacy County State Jail (https://www.cca.com/facilities/willacy-county-state-jail)

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 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.

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Jason Clark

I have forwarded your requests along for processing.

Jason Clark
Director of Public Information
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Office: 936-437-6052
Fax: 936-437-6055
*Please note my email address has changed
Jason.Clark@tdcj.texas.gov

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Clark,

Thank you very much for your message.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Cheryl Cowart

Dear Mr. Lipton:

The requested information from your Freedom of Information Request dated January 4, 2015, may be found at the following website: http://contracts.lbb.state.tx.us/

You will also need to know the contract numbers and they are as follows:

696-PF-11-13-C064 - Bartlett State Jail
696-PF-11-13-C063 - Bradshaw State Jail
696-PF-11-13-C060 - Willacy County State Jail

The TDCJ does not have any contracts, amendments, or memorandums of understandings with the Laredo Processing Center, Webb County Detention Center, or the T. Don Hutto Residential Center. If further information is required, please do not hesitate to contact me at the number listed below or by return email. Thank you again for your interest in the TDCJ.
Regards,
Cheryl L. Cowart, CTPM, CTCM
TDCJ - C&P, CSGC Branch
Two Financial Plaza, Suite 525
Huntsville, TX 77340
936-437-7119 T
325-223-0310 F

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kathy J Brooks

Good morning, Mr. Lipton.

I am responding to your emails to Jason Clark concerning public information requests you made back in January.

Attached is an email sent to you at 8:21am on January 7, 2015 from Cheryl Cowart, Contracts & Procurements. Her email was sent in response to three of your requests (concerning Bartlett State Jail, Bradshaw State Jail and Willacy County State Jail.

Have a great day.

Kathy Brooks
Legal Assistant I
Office of the General Counsel
Phone: (936) 437-2167
Fax: (936) 437-6994

The information contained in this electronic mail and any attachments is intended for the use of the addressee(s) and may contain confidential, privileged, or proprietary information. Any other use of these materials is strictly prohibited. This email may not be forwarded outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Office of the General Counsel without the permission of the original sender. If you have received these materials in error, please notify me immediately by telephone and destroy all electronic, paper, or other versions.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hi there,

I'm wondering if I might revisit this request using the following language and whether that would yield any additional materials.

Thanks so much,
Beryl

All contracts (and their amendments), memorandums of understanding, intergovernmental service agreements, and any agreements of any sort entered into by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (or any division thereof) for all services, equipment, and activities involving/provided by/contracted for regarding Willacy State Jail and any facilities associated with it through any of the aforementioned agreements regarding the facility.

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 invoices/receipts detailing compensation received as a result of any agreements
• all agreements related to the provision of services, such as water, sewage, natural gas, garbage, etc.
• all financial agreements (such as loans or bonds) entered into as a result or in association with any of the aforementioned agreements
• all agreements, invoices, and related materials regarding the use of inmate labor by any of this agency's divisions or jurisdictions

From: Amy Lee

Good morning,

We are currently working on the request received below. In regards to the time frame/dates, would you be able to clarify if you are wanting all information within the records retention dates, or is there a specific time frame you are looking for?

Regards,
Amy Lee
Legal Assistant I
Office of the General Counsel, TDCJ
Office: 936-437-6007
Fax: 936-437-6994

The information contained in this electronic mail and any attachments is intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s) and may contain confidential, privileged, or proprietary information. Any other use of these materials is strictly prohibited. This email may not be forwarded outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Office of the General Counsel without the permission of the original sender. If you have received this material in error, please notify me immediately by telephone and destroy all electronic, paper or other versions.

From: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Lee,

I would be interested in all of the materials, though I realize that this would generate a substantial amount of work. Could you give me a sense for how to most effectively limit this request.

Thanks for your help,
Beryl

From: Aspen Douglas

Ms. Lipton,

Please see the attached cost estimate in regards to your request for the Willacy State Jail. Let me know if you have any trouble opening the attachment or if you have any questions regarding the cost estimate.

Sincere Regards,
Aspen Douglas
Open Records Coordinator
Business and Finance Division
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

From: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Aspen Douglas

Ms. Lipton,

Your request dated August 31, 2015 regarding the Willacy County State Jail is now closed and no further action will be taken.

Per Government Code 552.2615 because you did not agree to the itemized estimated statement sent to you on September 23, 2015, modify the request in writing within 10 business days after the statement was sent, or file a complaint with the OAG, the request is now considered withdrawn and the request closed.

Below and attached is what was sent to you regarding this request.

Aspen Douglas
Open Records Coordinator
Business and Finance Division
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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