Solitary confinement policies/procedures and reporting requirements (CBP)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection 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 policies/procedures and associated reporting requirements for facilities under this agency's jurisdiction (including, but not limited to, juvenile, privately-operated, immigrant, and those of various security level) related to the segregation of an inmate/person in custody/offender due to disciplinary, classification, medical, safety, or other reasons. Please include policies/procedures/reporting requirements for all such segregation activities, including, but not limited to, those associated with the following terms:

• solitary
• solitary confinement
• Security Housing Units
• Special Housing Units
• Intensive Management Units
• Restricted Housing Units
• Communication Management Units
• disciplinary segregation
• administrative segregation
• involuntary protective custody

This request is being made as part of a journalistic investigation. 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 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 Aug. 5, 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: Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Holt, Cynthia L

Good morning Mr. Lipton,

This is in response to your inquiry received at USCIS.
Your request was referred to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) on 10/16/15. You might also consider submitting your request to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
I have attached a copy of our letter to you. Please direct any further inquiries for your request to that office.

V/r,

Cindy Holt
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA, Significant Interest Group (SIG)
National Records Center
Enterprise Services Directorate
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
150 Space Center Loop
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

Office Phone: 816-350-5500, x:5133
Fax: 816-350-5785
Telework-Monday and Wednesday
In Office: Tuesday and Thursday
cynthia.l.holt@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:cynthia.l.holt@uscis.dhs.gov>

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

From: Holt, Cynthia L

Mr. Lipton,

You continue to contact USCIS regarding the status of your request. You have been advised previously that your request was forwarded to CBP for direct response to you. We are taking no further action on your request. Please direct your status inquiries to CBP.

V/r,

Cindy Holt
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA, Significant Interest Group (SIG)
National Records Center
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
150 Space Center Loop
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

Office Phone: 816-350-5500, x:5133
Fax: 816-350-5785
Telework-Monday and Wednesday
In Office: Tuesday and Thursday
cynthia.l.holt@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:cynthia.l.holt@uscis.dhs.gov>

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). This document is to be controlled, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating to Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have a valid "need-to-know" without prior approval from the originator.

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