Martin Matz DOJ records related to his parole from Mexican prison to USA (Bureau of Prisons)

Tom Cantrell filed this request with the Bureau of Prisons of the United States of America.
Multi Request Martin Matz DOJ records related to his parole from Mexican prison to USA
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From: Tom Cantrell

To Whom It May Concern:

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

American citizen Martin Matz (author) was incarcerated in a Mexican prison in the 1970's when he was released back to the U.S. to be supervised by the United States Justice system as one of many Americans who had been released from foreign detention under an international agreement worked out during the administration of President Carter. I'm researching a book on Martin Mats for which I might be able to use the requested information in his biography.
Tom Cantrell

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.


Tom Cantrell

From: Bureau of Prisons

Please resubmit your request with proper authorization or proof of death. The authorization either needs to be notarized or signed under penalty of perjury. Alternatively, you can complete the attached form and it can be returned with your request. This form does not need to be notarized.

Further, a proper Freedom of Information Act request for records must reasonably describe the records sought. See 5 U.S.C. ยง 552(a)(3)(A). Your request does not adequately describe a BOP record with enough details to allow us to conduct a search. Please resubmit with more details.

Lastly, please be advised federal inmate records have a retention period of ten (10) years after expiration of sentence, and are thereafter scheduled for disposal. Since these records appear to be older than ten years, it is likely they have been destroyed.

K. Scarantino

If you have questions about this response please feel free to contact the undersigned, this office, or the Federal Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) FOIA Public Liaison, Mr. C. Darnell Stroble at 202-616-7750, 320 First Street NW, Suite 936, Washington DC 20534, or Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information, Services, National Archives and Records Administration, Room 2510, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; e-mail at; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. If you are not satisfied with my response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account at: Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 90 days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."