OSHA complaints/grievances against GEO Group (Region V: Chicago)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region V: Chicago of the United States of America.
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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 GEO Group or any subcontractor hired as part of a GEO Group operation. Please also include any additional complaints that reference GEO Group. 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:

New Castle Correctional Facility
Plainfield Indiana STOP Program
North Lake Correctional Facility

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: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 26, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 26, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region V: Chicago

The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.

From: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region V: Chicago

Re: Response to Request for Documents - GEO Group

Dear Sir or Madam:

This email is in response to your inquiry received by the Indiana Department of Labor on August 7, 2019 requesting copies of documents relating to the above referenced request. Your inquiry states you were following up on a FOIA originally filed on June 26, 2015. We have no records of any previously filed inquiries. The August 7, 2019 inquiry was the first received by the Department.

Please be advised that the Department is unable to complete your request. The Department conducted a search of its records based on the information provided by your firm to the Department. No records were found of any IOSHA inspection as described in your inquiry.

Limited information on all inspections conducted by IOSHA can be searched by establishment name at www.osha.gov/pls/imis/establishment.html. In the future, to save time, you may check the database to make sure that IOSHA has done an inspection at the site before submitting a request.

If you have any further questions, please contact J. Anthony Hardman, General Counsel, at 317-232-2696.

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