USMS contracts/MOUs re: Crossroads Correctional Facility

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015USMS27410
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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 contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by the U.S. Marshals Service for services and activities related to Crossroads Correctional Facility (https://www.cca.com/facilities/crossroads-correctional-facility)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and 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: USMS FOIA

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U.S. Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service

Office of General Counsel

Washington, DC 20530-1000

January 5, 2015

Beryl C.D. Lipton
MuckRock News
Dept. MR 15234
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request No. 2015USMS27410

Dear Requester:

The United States Marshals Service is in receipt of your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act request for records maintained by this Bureau. We have commenced a search for documents responsive to your request and will contact you when our processing is complete.

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 28 C.F.R. § 16.11 or § 16.49, up to $25.00. You will be notified as soon as practicable if the estimated or actual fee for satisfying your request exceeds $25.00.

If you should have any questions, please contact us at (202) 307-9054.

Sincerely,

William E. Bordley
Associate General Counsel/FOIPA Officer
Office of General Counsel

From: USMS FOIA

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U.S. Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service

Office of General Counsel

CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000

January 29, 2015

Beryl C.D. Lipton
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 15040
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Re: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request No. 2015USMS27410
Subject of Request: Crossroads Correctional Facility Contract

Dear Requester:

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is responding to your request for all contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by the U.S. Marshals Service for services and activities related to the Central Arizona Correctional Facility.

Pursuant to your request, the USMS conducted a search of our Prisoner Operations Division and located 127 pages responsive to your request. We have not included the subcontracting plan. If you are interested in receiving the subcontracting plan please respond in writing. We will then begin the business submitter notice process with the vendor as required by 28 C.F.R. 16.8(d).

These pages are being released to you with limited redaction pursuant to exemptions (b)(4), (b)(6), (b)(7)(C), and (b)(7)(E) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552(b). Exemption 4 allows an agency to withhold trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person that is privileged or confidential. Exemption (b)(6) allows an agency to withhold information about individuals in personnel and medical files and similar files, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Exemption (b)(7) allows an agency to withhold records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes to the extent that the production of such records or information (C) could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, and (E) would disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigation or prosecutions, or would disclose guidelines for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions, if such disclosure could reasonably be expected to risk circumvention of the law. A discretionary release of the information withheld pursuant to these exemptions is not appropriate. See also United States Department of Justice v. Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 489 U.S. 749 (1989). Enclosed please find the 127 pages.

If you are dissatisfied with my action on this request, you may appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001. Your appeal must be received by OIP within 60 days of the date of this letter. Both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Appeal.” In the event you are dissatisfied with the results of any such appeal, judicial review will thereafter be available to you in the United States District Court for the judicial district in which you reside or have your principal place of business, or in the District of Columbia.

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. 552(c ) (2006 & Supp. IV (2010)). 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.

Sincerely,

William E. Bordley
Associate General Counsel\FOIPA
Officer
Office of General Counsel

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