Wednesday, April 23, 2014

FOI Request

Brig records related to Bradley Manning

Requested by aaronsw on Dec. 27, 2010 for the Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC of United States of America and fufilled on Feb. 4, 2011

Status: No Responsive Documents

From Aaron Swartz on Dec. 27, 2010:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any records related to Bradley Manning or his confinement in Quantico Brig.

In particular, please process as quickly as possible a request for the government-curated audio tapes created in Quantico brig visitation room #2 on December 18 and December 19 2010 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. These tapes may also contain a recording of David M. House; I have permission from David House under the Privacy Act to request these records.

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 if they are over fifty dollars. If they are fifty dollars or under, I hereby consent to the fees. 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.


Aaron Swartz
Filed via
E-mail (Preferred):
Daytime: (617) 299-1832
For mailed responses, please address:
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143

From U.S. Marines on Jan. 3, 2011:

Initial Response
Initial Response
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The initial response letter, including a tracking number, for a FOI request for records related to Bradley Manning.
From U.S. Marines on Jan. 24, 2011:

Processing Notes
Processing Notes
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A response from the U.S. Marines, updating the requester on the status and denying the requester media status for fee waivers.
From U.S. Marines on Feb. 4, 2011:

No Responsive Documents
No Responsive Documents
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A letter detailing that no responsive documents were found, and suggesting a request be filed with another division.
  • Initial Response
  • Processing Notes
  • No Responsive Documents
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