OSHA complaints/grievances against MTC (Region IX: San Francisco)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region IX: San Francisco of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # HQ03395
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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 Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding conditions in facilities or as part of work programs operating under Management and Training Corporation or any subcontractor hired as part of a Management and Training Corporation operation. Please also include any additional complaints that reference Management and Training Corporation. Please include all available data, including, if possible, the date the complaint was made, the nature of the complaint, the facility or program to which the complaint refers, and the manner in which the complaint was resolved. The following facilities, at the least, are relevant to this request:

Arizona State Prison Marana
Arizona State Prison Complex - Kingman
Imperial Regional Detention Facility
Taft Correctional Institution

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The documents being requested are a vital component of an ongoing journalistic investigation of public-private corrections partnerships, a critical element in the current discussion of our criminal justice system. The materials will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com and will by analyzed and contextualized by a representative of the news media/press. This request is made in the process of news gathering and is 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 C.D. Lipton

From: Fossum, Melissa - OSHA

Please find the response to your FOIA requests. Please review and let me know if you have questions

v/r,
Melissa Fossum
Administrative Assistant
U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
San Diego Area Office
550 West C Street, Suite 970
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-557-5921
Fax: 619-557-6001

From: dirpra@dir.ca.gov

Please confirm receipt of the below, which we were informed has been forwarded to your office.
Thank you.

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 Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding conditions in facilities or as part of work programs operating under Management and Training Corporation or any subcontractor hired as part of a Management and Training Corporation operation. Please also include any additional complaints that reference Management and Training Corporation. Please include all available data, including, if possible, the date the complaint was made, the nature of the complaint, the facility or program to which the complaint refers, and the manner in which the complaint was resolved. The following facilities, at the least, are relevant to this request:

Arizona State Prison Marana
Arizona State Prison Complex - Kingman
Imperial Regional Detention Facility
Taft Correctional Institution

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The documents being requested are a vital component of an ongoing journalistic investigation of public-private corrections partnerships, a critical element in the current discussion of our criminal justice system. The materials will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com and will by analyzed and contextualized by a representative of the news media/press. This request is made in the process of news gathering and is 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 C.D. Lipton

From: DIR PRA

It was received July 2 and logged. Assigned PRA request i.d. HQ03395

From: Melton, Peter@DIR

This is a response to your request.

We only have jurisdiction over the 2 entities located in California.

An initial database search for inspections in the last 7 years (our typical file retention) regarding Taft Correctional Institution and Imperial Regional Detention Facility result in no records. This means that if there were complaints submitted to Cal/OSHA on these facilities, they did not result in any inspections.

There is one result when conducting a search regarding "Management Training Corporation." You can see the summary at www.osha.gov/pls/imis/establishment.inspection_detail?id=1025087.015<http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/establishment.inspection_detail?id=1025087.015>. The case is still open.

Peter Melton
DIR Communications Office

From: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region IX: San Francisco

A no responsive documents response.

From: Melton, Peter@DIR

Regarding your PRA: The case referred to at the below link is now closed. Are you still interested in obtaining these records, we can send you a total page count. Our department charges .19 cents per page for duplication, with the first 10 pages free.

Peter Melton
DIR Communications Office

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Melton,

Thanks so much for following up. I would be very interested in the page count and estimated fee.

Thanks again,
Beryl

From: Melton, Peter@DIR

Page count is approximately 450. The charge is 19 cents per page, with the first 10 pages free. The estimated cost is $83.60.

Let me know whether you want to proceed.

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