Deceased inmate work funds

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Bureau of Prisons of the United States of America.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All reports, by month, for the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017 regarding funds owed and funds distributed as a result of work performed by a now-deceased inmate. Please provide breakdowns by facility, if possible.

According to the Code of Federal Regulations:

"ยง545.30 Funds due deceased inmates.
Funds due a deceased inmate for work performed and not yet paid shall be made to a legal representative of the inmate's estate or in accordance with the laws of descent and distribution of the state of the inmate's domicile."

[49 FR 38915, Oct. 1, 1984. Redesignated and amended at 56 FR 23478, 23479, May 21, 1991]

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: BOP

Please see attached.

From: Kara Christenson

Good morning Ms. Lipton,

Your request remains pending. We are in the process of collecting the records responsive to your request. While it is difficult to provide you a date, please be advised we will process your request as soon as possible.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or concerns.


Kara Christenson
Government Information Specialist
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Office of General Counsel
FOIA/Privacy Act Section
(507) 424-7449

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Christenson,

Thank you so much for your message. I really appreciate you keeping me appraised of the status of this request.

Have a lovely evening,

From: Bureau of Prisons

Dear Mr. Lipton: Please see attached. Thank you, Linda M. V. Bowe Government Information Specialist FOIA/PA Section