Recorded Securus Phone Calls and/or Communications Records and Contracts and Supporting Documents - CCA

Robert Teel filed this request with the Leavenworth Detention Center of the United States of America.
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From: Robert Teel

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Kansas Public Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Please provide:

(1) all (i) audio or visual records and recordings, or (ii) written transcriptions, notes, reports, or memoranda, or (iii) other information, about, in connection with, or of, any and all phone calls, emails, videos, or other communications made or received by detainees or inmates using any Securus phone or communication system, including without limitation the Securus Secure Call Platform or the AdvanceConnect Direct Bill, Traditional Collect, Inmate Debit, Jail Voicemail, Video Visitation, Securus Online, or Secure Instant Email, for any detention facilities operated by you, including without limitation the LEAVENWORTH DETENTION CENTER, and including without limitation records and recordings of:

(a) the content of the communication;
(b) the prisoners’ first and last names;
(c) the phone numbers they called or received calls from;
(d) the date, time, and duration of the calls;
(e) the inmates’ Securus account numbers;
(f) the metadata for the communication;
(g) the recording URL where the audio recordings of the calls can be downloaded; and
(h) any other information collected by Securus or you in connection with such calls; and

(2) all contracts, agreements, correspondence, documents, statements, writings and recordings of every kind (mechanical, electronic, typed or written) by and between the Corrections Corporation of America, the Leavenworth Detention Center, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, or any other law enforcement agency and Securus, including but not limited to, letters, correspondence, memoranda, notes, audio recordings, reports, and transcriptions in the possession of, or subject to the control of you or Securus.

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,

Robert Teel

From: Shew, Dianna

Mr. Teel,

Your request below has been forwarded to my attention. CCA operates the Leavenworth Detention Center under a contract with the United States Marshals Service. Accordingly, it is not subject to state public records requests. You will need to make your federal Freedom of Information Act Request to the appropriate federal FOIA office, and that office will respond pursuant to the statute.

Dianna Shew

Dianna Baker Shew
Associate General Counsel
Corrections Corporation of America
10 Burton Hills Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37215

615-263-3011 (phone)
615-263-6992 (fax)
615-332-2719 (mobile)
dianna.shew@cca.com<mailto:dianna.shew@cca.com>

September 29, 2016
Leavenworth Detention Center
Leavenworth Detention Center
c/o Corrections Corporation of America
100 Highway Terrace,
Leavenworth, KS 66048

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Kansas Public Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Please provide:

(1) all (i) audio or visual records and recordings, or (ii) written transcriptions, notes, reports, or memoranda, or (iii) other information, about, in connection with, or of, any and all phone calls, emails, videos, or other communications made or received by detainees or inmates using any Securus phone or communication system, including without limitation the Securus Secure Call Platform or the AdvanceConnect Direct Bill, Traditional Collect, Inmate Debit, Jail Voicemail, Video Visitation, Securus Online, or Secure Instant Email, for any detention facilities operated by you, including without limitation the LEAVENWORTH DETENTION CENTER, and including without limitation records and recordings of:

(a) the content of the communication;
(b) the prisoners’ first and last names;
(c) the phone numbers they called or received calls from;
(d) the date, time, and duration of the calls;
(e) the inmates’ Securus account numbers;
(f) the metadata for the communication;
(g) the recording URL where the audio recordings of the calls can be downloaded; and
(h) any other information collected by Securus or you in connection with such calls; and

(2) all contracts, agreements, correspondence, documents, statements, writings and recordings of every kind (mechanical, electronic, typed or written) by and between the Corrections Corporation of America, the Leavenworth Detention Center, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, or any other law enforcement agency and Securus, including but not limited to, letters, correspondence, memoranda, notes, audio recordings, reports, and transcriptions in the possession of, or subject to the control of you or Securus.

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,

Robert Teel

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From: Shew, Dianna

Mr. Teel,

Your request below has been forwarded to my attention. CCA operates the Leavenworth Detention Center under a contract with the United States Marshals Service. Accordingly, it is not subject to state public records requests. You will need to make your federal Freedom of Information Act Request to the appropriate federal FOIA office, and that office will respond pursuant to the statute.

Dianna Shew

Dianna Baker Shew
Associate General Counsel
Corrections Corporation of America
10 Burton Hills Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37215

615-263-3011 (phone)
615-263-6992 (fax)
615-332-2719 (mobile)
dianna.shew@cca.com<mailto:dianna.shew@cca.com>

September 29, 2016
Leavenworth Detention Center
Leavenworth Detention Center
c/o Corrections Corporation of America
100 Highway Terrace,
Leavenworth, KS 66048

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Kansas Public Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Please provide:

(1) all (i) audio or visual records and recordings, or (ii) written transcriptions, notes, reports, or memoranda, or (iii) other information, about, in connection with, or of, any and all phone calls, emails, videos, or other communications made or received by detainees or inmates using any Securus phone or communication system, including without limitation the Securus Secure Call Platform or the AdvanceConnect Direct Bill, Traditional Collect, Inmate Debit, Jail Voicemail, Video Visitation, Securus Online, or Secure Instant Email, for any detention facilities operated by you, including without limitation the LEAVENWORTH DETENTION CENTER, and including without limitation records and recordings of:

(a) the content of the communication;
(b) the prisoners’ first and last names;
(c) the phone numbers they called or received calls from;
(d) the date, time, and duration of the calls;
(e) the inmates’ Securus account numbers;
(f) the metadata for the communication;
(g) the recording URL where the audio recordings of the calls can be downloaded; and
(h) any other information collected by Securus or you in connection with such calls; and

(2) all contracts, agreements, correspondence, documents, statements, writings and recordings of every kind (mechanical, electronic, typed or written) by and between the Corrections Corporation of America, the Leavenworth Detention Center, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, or any other law enforcement agency and Securus, including but not limited to, letters, correspondence, memoranda, notes, audio recordings, reports, and transcriptions in the possession of, or subject to the control of you or Securus.

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,

Robert Teel

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E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 28283
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Robert Teel

Dear Ms. Shaw,

Thank you for your response. The Leavenworth Detention Center not only houses inmates for the U.S. Marshals Service, but also houses some jail inmates for Wyandotte County. As such, Corrections Corporation of America (“CCA”) receives and expends public funds and/or is supported in part by public funds of a political subdivision of Kansas.

K.S.A. 45-217 (f)(1) defines a "Public agency" as any entity receiving or expending and supported in whole or in part by the public funds appropriated by the state or by public funds of any political or taxing subdivision of the state.

K.S.A. 45-217(g)(1) defines a "Public record" as any recorded information, regardless of form or characteristics, which is made, maintained or kept by or is in the possession of any public agency.

It is the public policy of Kansas that public records shall be open for inspection by any person unless otherwise provided, and “this act shall be liberally construed and applied to promote such policy.” K.S.A. 45-216(a).

CCA is not only a “Public agency” under the Kansas Open Records Act (“KORA”), but also the functional equivalent of a government agency. The requested records are “Public records” under the KORA.

Please reconsider your denial in light of the fact that:

CCA is a Public agency under K.S.A. 45-217(f)(1);

The records requested are Public records under K.S.A. 45-217(g)(1);

CCA is the functional equivalent of a government agency; and

The KORA is to liberally construed and applied under K.S.A, 45-216(a).

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Robert Teel

From: Robert Teel

Please consider the foregoing October 29, 2016 correspondence as the undersigned request for appeal.

Sincerely,
Robert Teel

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