Guidance re: Securus (Department of Justice, United States Marshals)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2019USMS19-00163, 2019USMS33443


Multi Request Guidance re: Securus
Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Agency guidance — including directives, memos, and other policy documents — regarding use of Securus, the telephone service provider that serves correction centers, prisons, and jails.

As a professional reporter who covers criminal justice and homeland security, I assert that I am appropriately categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

Good Day,

The USMS FOIA is in receipt of your Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) of 28 November 2018. I do not see the request form 21 June 2018. The USMS FOIA is currently experiencing an Extreme backlog. Request will be processed in the order that they come in. We do not have an estimated completion date for your request. But know that we ae working as quickly as possible to process each request received.


From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

A no responsive documents response.

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

See FOIA response attached. Thank you for your patience while we processed your request.

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

Good morning,

Attached is in response to the captioned FOIA Request. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Thank you.

Elaine M. Rivera
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
United States Marshals Service
CG-3, 15th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000

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