Grievances against Corrections Corporation of America

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-757319
Status
Completed

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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 complaints and grievances submitted to OSHA regarding facilities maintained by or work conditions under Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)

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,

Beryl Lipton

From: Cheeks, Jessica - OSHA

Hi Beryl,

The Regional Office of Occupational Safety and Health located in Dallas, Texas has received your FOIA request concerning CCA in New Mexico. At this time, you will need to contact the New Mexico office directly for this information. The point of contact is Liz Jaffa, and her direct line is 505-476-8706. She will handle your request for New Mexico. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jessica Cheeks-Thompson
Freedom of Information Act Assistant
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Dallas Regional Office
972.850.4193

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello!

Thank you for your message! I'll be in touch with Ms. Jaffa, and I'll be sure to be in touch should the need arise.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

(State of Mississippi)

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

(State of Mississippi)

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

(State of Mississippi)

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

(State of Mississippi)

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Cheeks,

I've gotten a response to my request (attached), but it seems like I've only received one case file related to one incident at Delta Correctional Facility. I'm wondering now whether there was any more direction related to my request, which I had initially sent to OSHA Headquarters in DC. Should I follow up with that agency for a collection of all initial CCA-related OSHA complaints?

Thank you so much for your help,
Beryl

From: Cheeks, Jessica - OSHA

Beryl,

Due to the wide scope of your request, it was forwarded to numerous offices for their direct response to you. I suspect that, in the near future, you will hear from other offices regarding your request. You may follow up with the DC office for a status update if you would like.

Sincerely,

Jessica Cheeks-Thompson
972.850.4193

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Cheeks,

Thank you for the clarification!

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Grakauskas, Peter - OSHA

Please call me for information in regards to a FOIA request made with the USDOL/ OSHA Cleveland Office.
Thanks,

Peter "P.J." Grakauskas
Compliance Health and Safety Officer
DOL-OSHA Cleveland Area Office
Essex Place
6393 Oak Tree Blvd. Suite 203
Independence, OH 44131
Ph 216.447.4194

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

(Ohio)

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

(Ohio)

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

(Ohio)

From: Smith, Kurtis C. - OSHA

Beryl Lipton:

This office has 2 files to respond to your FOIA request for:

"All complaints and grievances submitted to OSHA regarding facilities maintained by or work conditions under Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)"

The references for our files:

- 84960 Corrections Corporation of America Jan. 17, 2012

- 890842 Corrections Corporation of America 02/19/2013

Your FOIA request reference number: 757319

We will provide your records electronically and on a disc; therefore there will be no charges to produce your request as the amount will fall below our minimum billing threshold.

The records response will be mailed (anticipated date is 11/05/2014) to:

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13296
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Thank you,

Kurtis Smith
Boise Area OSHA Office
1387 S. Vinnell Way, Ste. 218
Boise, ID 83709
Phone: 208.321.2960 Fax: 208.321.2966
smith.kurtis@dol.gov<mailto:smith.kurtis@dol.gov>

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

(Georgia)

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

(Idaho)

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

(Idaho)

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

(Georgia)

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

(Georgia)

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

(Georgia)

From: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

(Georgia)

From: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Metcalf, Elena - OSHA

ATTN: Beryl Lipton

RE: Freedom of Information Act Request: 2014-757319
Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)

Your request for U.S. Department of Labor records was received on September 5, 2014. On September 9, 2014 a response was provided stating there are no responsive records in Region 6 Federal jurisdiction. At that time, guidance was provided to contact New Mexico State OSHA for inspection activity #314489618 conducted by that office. That contact information is provided below:

U.S. DOL/OSHA
525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 3
Santa Fe, NM 87505

With provision of the information, this request was closed by Region 6 as of September 9, 2014. This additional information is being provided in consideration as the last communication of closure.

A hard copy is being provided by USPS.

Elena S. Metcalf, CSP
Region 6 Freedom of Information Act Coordinator

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