USMS BioPreferred product reports by contract detention facility

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.
Tracking #


Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


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 annual reports regarding the percentage of BioPreferred products used within detention facility under contract with the U.S. Marshals Service. Please provide all responsive materials available for as long as they have been created.

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.


Beryl Lipton

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

The United States Marshals Service is in receipt of your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) request for records as subject above. We have commenced a search for documents responsive to your request and will contact you when our processing is complete. Due to a staff shortage, this office is currently experiencing a backlog. Requests are processed in the order received, and your patience is appreciated.

Although we are unable to determine at this time the amount of fees to be charged to you, if any, the filing of your request constitutes your agreement to pay all applicable fees that may be charged under Department of Justice FOIA/PA regulations in excess of $25.00. You will be notified as soon as practicable if the estimated or actual fee for satisfying your request exceeds $25.00.

Should you have any questions, please contact Cynthia A. Castaneda at (703) 740-3935 or the FOIA Service Center at (703) 740-3943.

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Beryl Lipton


Could you please continue to process this request? I am still interested in these records.

Thank you for your help,

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

The United States Marshals Service is responding to your Freedom of Information Act Request captioned as above.

Pursuant to your request, a search was conducted of the Prisoner Operations Division and the Office of Procurement and no documents responsive to your request were located. If you have not already done so, you may wish to contact facilities directly to obtain the information you seek.
For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. ยง 552(c). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist.
If you are not satisfied with the United States Marshal's determination in response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, 441 G Street, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20530, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIA STAR portal by creating an account following the instructions on OIP's website: 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."
You may contact our FOIA Officer or our FOIA Public Liaison at (703) 740-3943 or at<> to discuss any aspect of your request.
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, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, 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.

Cynthia A. Castaneda
Government Information Specialist
United States Marshals Service
Office of General Counsel
Bldg. CG-3, 15TH Floor
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
(703) 740-3943 (main)
(703) 740-3935 (direct)

NOTICE: This email (including any attachments) is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. It may contain information that is privileged, confidential, or otherwise protected by applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient (or the recipient's agent), you are hereby notified that unauthorized dissemination, distribution, copying, or use of this email or its contents is prohibited and may violate applicable law. If you received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately and destroy all copies.