Torrance County (NM) contracts/MOUs re: Torrance County Detention Facility

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Torrance County (NM) of Torrance County, NM.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, I hereby request the following documents:

All contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by Torrance County, New Mexico for services and activities related to the Torrance County Detention Facility (https://www.cca.com/facilities/torrance-county-detention-facility)

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

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 Dec. 31, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Joy Ansley

Mr. Lipton, I am in receipt of your email to County Clerk Linda Jaramillo, dated January 23, 2015. Your emails indicates that you previously requested Torrance County Detention Facility contracts and that Torrance County didn’t respond. As per the email below, I forwarded the contracts to you, on January 8, 2015. Please let me know when you receive the documents, which I am resending as attachments to this email.

Have a Blessed Day!!!

Joy Ansley

Torrance County Manager

PO Box 48, 205 9th Street

Estancia, NM 87016

Phone: 505-246-4754

Fax: 505-384-5294

jansley@tcnm.us

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Ansley,

I'd like to revisit this request to reflect the language copied below. I believe this more comprehensive version of this request would encompass the agreements which are referred to in this section of the Management Services Contract Between the County of Torrance and Corrections Corporation of America:

"
the County has agreed to enter into certain contractual agreements with governmental entities as agreed to by the County and CCA, hereinafter referred to as "Agreements", with terms and conditions agreeable to the County and CCA, to provide services for the custody and care of such Inmates
"

Thanks so much for your help,
Beryl

All contracts (and their amendments), memorandums of understanding, intergovernmental service agreements, and any agreements of any sort entered into by Torrance County for all services, equipment, and activities involving/provided by/contracted for regarding Torrance County Detention Facility 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: Joy Ansley

Ms. Lipton, I’ve attached the Management Services Agreement (and amendments) as well as the Inmate Confinement Agreement. I’ve also attached the US Marshal’s agreement and it’s modifications.

These are all the agreements and modifications that I have in my possession, that I believe are responsive to your request. Please let me know if you have additional information that you may need. Thank you!

Have a Blessed Day!!!

Joy Ansley

Torrance County Manager

PO Box 48, 205 9th Street

Estancia, NM 87016

Phone: 505-246-4754

Fax: 505-384-5294

jansley@tcnm.us

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