Leak referrals and consultations

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Bureau of Prisons of the United States of America.

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From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of documents, including but not limited to emails, memos, letters, reports, briefs and call logs, referring to, discussing or generated as a result of referrals from BOP central offices/HQ to and consultations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other components of the Department of Justice (Criminal Division, Civil Division, National Security Division, the Attorney General's office, etc.), regarding instances of unauthorized disclosures of information (AKA leaks) for investigation and/or prosecution between January 20, 1981 and the present.

I request "news media" status and a fee waiver, see attached.

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.


Emma Best

From: Bureau of Prisons

Request number 2019-05745
See attached acknowledgement of your BOP FOIA request.
K. Scarantino

From: Bureau of Prisons

While BOP continues to process your FOIA request, to promote transparency, I want to let you know about records available on BOP’s internet page. For your convenience, records related to COVID and home confinement (located in the first four links) can be found at: https://www.bop.gov/coronavirus/ https://www.bop.gov/foia/docs/2020_COVID_Guidance_part_1.pdf https://www.bop.gov/foia/docs/2020_COVID_Guidance_part_2.pdf https://www.bop.gov/foia/docs/2020_COVID_memos.pdf https://www.bop.gov/resources/health_care_mngmt.jsp https://www.bop.gov/PublicInfo/execute/policysearch?todo=query&series=6000# https://www.bop.gov/PublicInfo/execute/policysearch?todo=query&series=5000 Information about BOP’s contract to purchase hydroxychloroquine can be found at: https://www.fpds.gov/ezsearch/search.do?q=Premium+RX+CONTRACTING_AGENCY_NAME%3A%22FEDERAL+PRISON+SYSTEM+%2F+BUREAU+OF+PRISONS%22+PIID%3A%2215BNAS20PVB610270%22&s=FPDS.GOV&templateName=1.5.1&indexName=awardfull I encourage you to regularly check BOP's web page for updated records related to COVID-19 and home confinement. If you have any questions or wish to discuss your request, please contact the undersigned, this office, or BOP’s FOIA Public Liaison, Mr. C. Darnell Stroble. We can be reached at 202-616-7750, 320 First Street NW, Suite 936, Washington DC 20534, or ogc_efoia@bop.gov Respectfully, Gene Baime Supervisory Attorney

From: Bureau of Prisons

Request number 2021-02028
Please see attached acknowledgment of your request.
K. Scarantino

From: Bureau of Prisons

Dear Emma North-Best: Good morning. Earlier today, you sent in request for a status update on FOIA Number 2021-02028. I believe the information you seek is already available on BOP.GOV. In your request, you seek: * Files, including letters, memos and emails, describing or discussing policies, guidance and procedures for providing COVID-19 vaccines to prisoners/inmates and/or staff. * Files mentioning or describing the number of vaccines given to prisoners/inmates and/or staff. BOP’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance” is available at This is a comprehensive plan detailing BOP’s guidance and procedures for providing COVID-19 vaccines to inmates and staff. (https://www.bop.gov/coronavirus/) https://www.bop.gov/coronavirus/ Additionally, information responsive to the second portion of your request can be located at: BOP updates this page each weekday and contains the number of staff and inmates who received the full set of inoculations and the number of doses both distributed and administered. (https://www.bop.gov/coronavirus/) https://www.bop.gov/coronavirus/ Please advise whether this is responsive to your request and, if not, what additional information you wish for BOP to provide. Additionally, please advise whether you still wish for BOP to conduct an email search. Please note if we conduct an email search, due to the number of COVID requests, staffing concerns related to both COVID and FOIA, BOP’s backlog, and the anticipated volume of emails containing relevant search terms, it may take a year or longer until we are able to process any emails. This is an interim response, and, based on your response to the above, BOP will issue a final response and/or search for any remaining records you seek. Respectfully, Gene Baime Supervisory Attorney

From: Bureau of Prisons