Food provided to inmates at Guantanamo Bay (SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command)

Todd Feathers filed this request with the SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-068-F
Status
Completed

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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records of food or meals ordered for or provided to inmates at Guantanamo Bay since Sept. 11, 2001.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Please confirm whether this request has been received and put in the queue for processing.

Thank you.

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION:UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

We send you an interim response on or about January 31, 2014. We assigned case control number SC 14-068-F. We're continue to work diligently in your FOIA request.

Thank you for contacting us.

r/
Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
(305) 437-1108

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC.

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC.

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC.

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC.

Thank you for your help.

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION:UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Our office is still pending response from office(s) tasked. Thank you for contacting us.

r/
Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
(305) 437-1108

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC.

Thank you for your help.

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Our office is still pending response from office tasked. Thank you for contacting us.

r/
Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
(305) 437-1108

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC 14-068.

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC 14-068.

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC 14-068.

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC 14-068.

Thank you for your help.

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Our office is still pending response from GTMO. I will contact them for an status report and get back to you soonest.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC 14-068.

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC 14-068.

Thank you for your help.

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Our FOIA Office is still pending response from those offices tasker to conduct a search for information concerning your FOIA request.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC 14-068.

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC 14-068.

Thank you for your help.

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Good evening, our FOIA Office is still pending response from an offices tasker to conduct a search for information related to your FOIA request.

r/
Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC 14-068.

Thank you for your help.

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Our Office is pending response from an office tasked to conduct a search for information related to your FOIA request.

r/
Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Our Office is pending response from an office tasked to conduct a search for information related to your FOIA request.

r/
Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Our Office is pending response from an office tasked to conduct a search for information related to your FOIA request.

r/
Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC 14-068.

Thank you for your help.

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Our office is still pending response from the tasked office.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

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. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #SC 14-068.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Your case is currently pending our legal review and further consultation with DoD and OGC.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Your FOIA request is currently pending our legal review and further consultation with DoD and OGC.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Your FOIA request is currently pending our legal review and further consultation with DoD and OGC.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

The legal review to this case should be completed by the middle of next month and after that we'll forward the our final product to DoD and OGC for final review and internal coordination.

Thank you for your patience.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Our office is currently working on some corrections to your FOIA request, we expect to have the case finalized by the end of April or middle of May.

Thank you for your patience.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

The final response to your FOIA request is currently pending legal review.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

This case is at DoD and OGC for final review.

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Londono, Samuel CIV SOUTHCOM (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

1. I am writing to confirm the scope of your FOIA request regarding "records of food or meals ordered for or provided to inmates at Guantanamo Bay since Sept. 11, 2011." By way of introduction, I am an attorney at U.S. Southern Command with FOIA responsibilities.

2. Our search produced approximately 3 documents, totaling 9 pages. The documents consist of an email string regarding detainee food supply, a PowerPoint presentation on detainee meals, and a memo on detainee food inspections.

3. Before we finalize and respond to your request, we want to confirm these are the types of documents you are looking for. (I recognize the difficulty in answering this question, given the limited information I've provided.) If you're looking for something else, please let us know. We can do another search. If the information we've located has the potential to satisfy your request, we'll finalize and send you the documents.

Sincerely,

Sam Londono

U.S. Southern Command
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
305.437.1306

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

From: Todd Feathers

Sam,

That will do just fine. Thank you!

Todd Feathers

From: Londono, Samuel CIV SOUTHCOM (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Understood. Thank you.

Sincerely, Sam

From: Londono, Samuel CIV SOUTHCOM (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

Our response to your FOIA request is pending review by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Villalobos (cc'd) is checking on the status and will reply with a better update.

Sincerely, Sam

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Feathers,

The intent of this note is to inform you that your FOIA request is currently under the last level of review at DoD and OGC; thus if no further delays surface you will be receiving a final response within the next 30 days.

We strongly appreciate your patience with this tedious but necessary process.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108 < tel:305-437-1108 >
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320 < tel:305-437-1320 >
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil < Caution-mailto:marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil >
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil < Caution-mailto:marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil >
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov < Caution-mailto:marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

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