Louisiana and Mississippi Detention Contracts

Jeremy Jong filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States of America.
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2020-ICFO-21060, 2020-ICAP-00439

2020-ICFO-21060

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From: Jeremy Jong


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All contracts (and their amendments), memorandums of understanding, intergovernmental service agreements, and any agreements of any sort entered into by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for all services, equipment, and activities involving/provided by/contracted for regarding the following detention facilities:

• Allen Parish Sheriff's Office
• Catahoula Correctional Center
• Evangeline Parish Sheriff
• Jackson Parish Correctional
• LaSalle Correctional Center
• Natchitoches Parish Correctional Pine Prairie
• River Correctional Center
• South LA ICE Processing Center
• Winn Correctional Center

Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• all other vendor responses
• all evaluation material, scorecards, reports, and notes generated in the selection process
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all invoices/receipts detailing compensation received as a result of any agreements
• all agreements related to the provision of services, such as water, sewage, natural gas, garbage, etc.
• all financial agreements (such as loans or bonds) entered into as a result or in association with any of the aforementioned agreements
• all agreements, invoices, and related materials regarding the use of inmate labor by any of this agency's divisions or jurisdictions

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.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Jong

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Submitted on Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 22:49
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
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First Name: Jeremy
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Last Name: Jong
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Email Address: requests@muckrock.com
Country: United States
Address 1: MuckRock News DEPT MR 85253
Address 2: 411A Highland Ave
City: Somerville
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 02144
Telephone Number: 617-299-1832
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Please describe the records you are seeking as clearly and precisely as
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To Whom It May Concern:

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

All contracts (and their amendments), memorandums of understanding,
intergovernmental service agreements, and any agreements of any sort entered
into by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for all services, equipment, and
activities involving/provided by/contracted for regarding the following
detention facilities:

• Allen Parish Sheriff's Office
• Catahoula Correctional Center
• Evangeline Parish Sheriff
• Jackson Parish Correctional
• LaSalle Correctional Center
• Natchitoches Parish Correctional Pine Prairie
• River Correctional Center
• South LA ICE Processing Center
• Winn Correctional Center

Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call
for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• all other vendor responses
• all evaluation material, scorecards, reports, and notes generated in the
selection process
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all invoices/receipts detailing compensation received as a result of any
agreements
• all agreements related to the provision of services, such as water,
sewage, natural gas, garbage, etc.
• all financial agreements (such as loans or bonds) entered into as a
result or in association with any of the aforementioned agreements
• all agreements, invoices, and related materials regarding the use of
inmate labor by any of this agency's divisions or jurisdictions

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.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Jong

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From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

February 05, 2020 Jeremy Jong Muckrock Dept MR 85253 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2020-ICFO-21060
This e-mail is in regards to your January 12, 2020 ICE FOIA request for all contracts (and their amendments), memorandums of understanding, intergovernmental service agreements, and any agreements of any sort entered into by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for all services, equipment, and activities involving/provided by/contracted for regarding the following detention facilities: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office, Catahoula Correctional Center, Evangeline Parish Sheriff, Jackson Parish Correctional, LaSalle Correctional Center, Natchitoches Parish Correctional Pine Prairie, River Correctional Center, South LA ICE Processing Center, Winn Correctional Center (see request for details).
Aftercareful review of your FOIA request, we determined that your request is toobroad in scope, did not specifically identify the records which you areseeking, or only posed questions to the agency.  Records must be describedin reasonably sufficient detail to enable government employees who are familiarwith the subject area to locate records without placing an unreasonable burdenupon the agency.  For this reason, §5.3(b) of the DHS regulations, 6C.F.R. Part 5, require that you describe the records you are seeking with asmuch information as possible to ensure that our search can locate them with areasonable amount of effort.  Whenever possible, a request should includespecific information about each record sought, such as the date, title or name,author, recipients, and subject matter of the records, if known, or the ICEprogram office you believe created and/or controls the record. TheFOIA does not require an agency to create new records, answer questions posedby requesters, or attempt to interpret a request that does not identifyspecific records. Pleaseresubmit your request containing a reasonable description of the records youare seeking.  Upon receipt of a perfected request, you will be advised asto the status of your request. Ifwe do not hear from you within 30 days from the date of this letter,we will assume you are no longer interested in this FOIA request, and the casewill be administratively closed.  Please be advised that this action isnot a denial of your request and will not preclude you from filing otherrequests in the future.

Sincerely,

ICE FOIA

From: Jeremy Jong

I hereby appeal the adequacy of the agency's search, and the legality of the agency's withholding.

The statement of the subject matter requested must “reasonably describe” the requested information in as much detail as possible. 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(3)(A)(i); see e.g. DHS regulations, 6 C.F.R. § 5.3(b). The detail of the request is “sufficient if it enabled a professional employee of the agency who was familiar with the subject area of the request to locate the record with a reasonable amount of effort.” Amending the Freedom of Information Act, H.R. Rep. No. 93-876 (1974). An agency must make “a good faith effort to conduct a search for the requested records, using methods which can be reasonably expected to produce the information requested,” Oglesby v. United States Dep't of Army, 920 F.2d 57, 68 (D.C.Cir.1990).

These criteria are more than adequate for a professional employee to locate the requested records. Such an employee could easily have performed a keyword search in ICE's Detention Management Division, Fiscal Management Division, and/or Domestic
Operations Division. The withholding of records is therefore unlawful.

Please process this appeal within the period allowed by law and remand to the agency for re-tasking and re-processing consistent with the Act.

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

**Please Do Not Respond Directly -This email has been sent on behalf of ice-foia@dhs.gov**

We have received your Freedom of Information Act request for appealing the adequacy of the search and the withholdings of all contracts (and their amendments), memorandums of understanding, intergovernmental service agreements, and any agreements of any sort entered into by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for all services, equipment, and activities involving/provided by/contracted for regarding the following detention facilities: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office, Catahoula Correctional Center, Evangeline Parish Sheriff, Jackson Parish Correctional, LaSalle Correctional Center, Natchitoches Parish Correctional Pine Prairie, River Correctional Center, South LA ICE Processing Center, Winn Correctional Center (see request for details) and have assigned it tracking number 2020-ICAP-00439. Please refer to the attached Acknowledgement Letter for more information.

ICE FOIA.

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Mr. Jong,

ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2020-ICAP-00439, for appealing the adequacy of the search and the withholdings of all contracts (and their amendments), memorandums of understanding, intergovernmental service agreements, and any agreements of any sort entered into by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for all services, equipment, and activities involving/provided by/contracted for regarding the following detention facilities: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office, Catahoula Correctional Center, Evangeline Parish Sheriff, Jackson Parish Correctional, LaSalle Correctional Center, Natchitoches Parish Correctional Pine Prairie, River Correctional Center, South LA ICE Processing Center, Winn Correctional Center (see request for details) is attached.

Please note that the attachment may be password protected. If you are prompted to enter a password when opening the attachment and you did not receive a password it may be in your junk/spam folder.

Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

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