Louisiana Parish Prison Visitation, Telephone, Video Policies/Reports (Union Parish Sheriff's Office)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Union Parish Police Jury of Union County, LA.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. Any and all policies, procedures, directives, or equivalent guiding materials regarding the visitation of individuals not in custody of this agency.

2. Any and all policies, procedures, directives, or equivalent guiding materials regarding the use of telephones, video conferencing equipment, or other telecommunications and electronic communication by individuals in the custody of this agency.

3. Any and all open or active bidding or Requests for Proposal regarding the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of telephones, video conferencing equipment, or other electronic communication and telecommunication services.

4. Any and all active contracts regarding the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of telephones, video conferencing equipment, or other electronic communication and telecommunication services. Please include all associated supplemental materials, including any and all attachments and exhibits. Please provide any other materials regarding the terms of service.

5. Any and all financial reports or invoices related to the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of telephones, video conferencing equipment, or other electronic communication and telecommunication services. Please include all usage, commission, and fee reports, providing as much segregable data as possible.

6. All communications for the period from August 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017 between this agency or any representative thereof and any prison telecommunications company or organization, including but not limited to Securus Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiary JPay.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Flo Ebarb

To Whom It May Concern:

Please be advised, the Union Parish Sheriff's Office does not operate the
parish jail. Please contact the Union Parish Police Jury at P. O. Box 723,
Farmerville, LA 71241 or 318-368-3296.

Thank you,

Flo B. Ebarb

Chief Civil Deputy

318.368.3164

From: Beryl Lipton

Hi there,

Thank you so much for the direction. I will send this to the Union Parish Police Jury.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. Any and all policies, procedures, directives, or equivalent guiding materials regarding the visitation of individuals not in custody of this agency.

2. Any and all policies, procedures, directives, or equivalent guiding materials regarding the use of telephones, video conferencing equipment, or other telecommunications and electronic communication by individuals in the custody of this agency.

3. Any and all open or active bidding or Requests for Proposal regarding the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of telephones, video conferencing equipment, or other electronic communication and telecommunication services.

4. Any and all active contracts regarding the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of telephones, video conferencing equipment, or other electronic communication and telecommunication services. Please include all associated supplemental materials, including any and all attachments and exhibits. Please provide any other materials regarding the terms of service.

5. Any and all financial reports or invoices related to the provision, installation, maintenance, or use of telephones, video conferencing equipment, or other electronic communication and telecommunication services. Please include all usage, commission, and fee reports, providing as much segregable data as possible.

6. All communications for the period from August 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017 between this agency or any representative thereof and any prison telecommunications company or organization, including but not limited to Securus Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiary JPay.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Union Parish Police Jury

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hi there,

Thank you so much for your response to my request. I'm hoping you might be able to clarify a couple of elements and that we might be able to discuss alternate ways of obtaining the information I'm interested in. For the sake of clarity, I'll refer to each point individually.

1. Could you please clarify whether the lack of responsive materials indicates that there is no formal visitation policy for the jail?

2. Thank you for this Telephone Usage policy!

3. There are no current contract bids open, correct?

4. Thank you very much for this contract!

5. Other parish facilities have been provided monthly commission reports from the company with which they contract or have contacted the company for a direct response to me. Could we explore either the latter option or alternate means of retrieving these reports?

6. Could you confirm that no representatives of JPay or Securus have been in touch with your office?

Thanks so much for your help, and if clarification via telephone might be more convenient, I'd be more than happy to schedule a phone call.

Best wishes,
Beryl

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Attached please find correspondence from Mrs. Crenshaw regarding he above referenced matter.

Thank you.

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Jessica P. Poole
Legal Assistant to
Steven M. Oxenhandler
Martha R. Crenshaw
Joshua J. Dara, Jr.
Gold Weems Bruser Sues & Rundell
2001 MacArthur Drive
P.O. Box 6118
Alexandria, LA 71307-6118
P 318.619.1846 / F 318.445.6476
jpoole@goldweems.com<mailto:jpoole@goldweems.com> /www.goldweems.com<http://www.goldweems.com/>

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