Vice-Bureau of Prisons Correspondence

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the Bureau of Prisons of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

2016-00015

Status
Completed

Communications

From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all correspondence, dated between January 1 2014 and the date this request is fulfilled, between the Federal Bureau of Prison’s public relations office and any staff member of VICE Media. Requested records include electronic correspondence such as emails.

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,

J.K. Trotter

From: OGC Electronic Freedom of Information

Your request for information has been received. Please read this automatic reply carefully as this may be the only response you receive from this office.

If your request involves:

Inmate Records:

Inmate register numbers, age, race, sex, projected release date and location, or date released can be found on the BOP website via the Inmate Locator at:

http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/LocateInmate.jsp

The website contains information on the current prison population and on inmates released from 1982 - present. If your request is for information available on the website, this is the only response you will receive. If you are unable to access the information via the website you may resubmit your request, however, please specify that you were unable to obtain the information from the website. In order that we may continue to provide needed information in a quick and efficient manner, please also indicate why you could not obtain the information from the site.

Additionally, the database we use in our office to search for inmate information is the same database used on our website. If your search results in "NO RECORD FOUND," there is no further search our office can conduct that will provide a different response.

If you are requesting information that is not available via the Inmate Locator, (Inmate register numbers, age, race, sex, projected release date and location, or date released) please be advised that an original release Authorization from that person that is either notarized or contains a penalty of perjury statement is required. For your convenience, you may use form DOJ-361, which can be found on the BOP website for a release authorization. This request must be submitted in writing to:

FOIA/PA Office
320 First Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20534

If you believe you are entitled to the information you seek without authorization from the subject of the record, you should reply to this email, and indicate that you wish us to process your request as is, without authorization. You will need to explain why you are entitled to the information without an authorization. Absent a legally sufficient reason for releasing the records without consent, your request will be denied and appeal rights will be given. Otherwise, this is the only response you will receive to such requests until a written request is submitted.

Requests for records maintained on non-inmate persons:

Requests for information on an individual cannot be processed without a current, original release Authorization from that person that is either notarized or contains a penalty of perjury statement. For your convenience, you may use form DOJ-361, which can be found on the BOP website for a release authorization. This request must be submitted in writing to:

FOIA/PA Office
320 First Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20534

If you believe you are entitled to the information you seek without authorization from the subject of the record, you should reply to this text and indicate that you wish us to process your request as is, without authorization. Otherwise, this is the only response you will receive to such requests until a written request is submitted.

Requests for information not related to an individual:

All other requests will be processed and a response forwarded as soon as possible.

BOP's FOIA Service Center:

You may check the status of a request by contacting the BOP's FOIA Service Center (FSC) at 202.616.7750. Please note that this service is available only to requesters seeking information concerning the status of a submitted FOIA request.

From: BOP

Please see attached.

From: OGC Electronic Freedom of Information

Your request for information has been received. Please read this automatic reply carefully as this may be the only response you receive from this office.

If your request involves:

Inmate Records:

Inmate register numbers, age, race, sex, projected release date and location, or date released can be found on the BOP website via the Inmate Locator at:

http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/LocateInmate.jsp

The website contains information on the current prison population and on inmates released from 1982 - present. If your request is for information available on the website, this is the only response you will receive. If you are unable to access the information via the website you may resubmit your request, however, please specify that you were unable to obtain the information from the website. In order that we may continue to provide needed information in a quick and efficient manner, please also indicate why you could not obtain the information from the site.

Additionally, the database we use in our office to search for inmate information is the same database used on our website. If your search results in "NO RECORD FOUND," there is no further search our office can conduct that will provide a different response.

If you are requesting information that is not available via the Inmate Locator, (Inmate register numbers, age, race, sex, projected release date and location, or date released) please be advised that an original release Authorization from that person that is either notarized or contains a penalty of perjury statement is required. For your convenience, you may use form DOJ-361, which can be found on the BOP website for a release authorization. This request must be submitted in writing to:

FOIA/PA Office
320 First Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20534

If you believe you are entitled to the information you seek without authorization from the subject of the record, you should reply to this email, and indicate that you wish us to process your request as is, without authorization. You will need to explain why you are entitled to the information without an authorization. Absent a legally sufficient reason for releasing the records without consent, your request will be denied and appeal rights will be given. Otherwise, this is the only response you will receive to such requests until a written request is submitted.

Requests for records maintained on non-inmate persons:

Requests for information on an individual cannot be processed without a current, original release Authorization from that person that is either notarized or contains a penalty of perjury statement. For your convenience, you may use form DOJ-361, which can be found on the BOP website for a release authorization. This request must be submitted in writing to:

FOIA/PA Office
320 First Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20534

If you believe you are entitled to the information you seek without authorization from the subject of the record, you should reply to this text and indicate that you wish us to process your request as is, without authorization. Otherwise, this is the only response you will receive to such requests until a written request is submitted.

Requests for information not related to an individual:

All other requests will be processed and a response forwarded as soon as possible.

BOP's FOIA Service Center:

You may check the status of a request by contacting the BOP's FOIA Service Center (FSC) at 202.616.7750. Please note that this service is available only to requesters seeking information concerning the status of a submitted FOIA request.

From: OGC Electronic Freedom of Information

The Bureau of Prison handles request on a first-in, first-out basis in
relation to other requests in the same track. Your request was assigned
to the complex track and a search to a field office must be completed.
Processing complex requests may take up to nine months. Pursuant to 28
C.F.R. * 16.5(b) and (c), you may narrow or modify your request in an
effort to reduce the processing time.

Your request was received on October 1, 2015, so you may have a
response in July of 2016.

From: OGC Electronic Freedom of Information

Your request for information has been received. Please read this automatic reply carefully as this may be the only response you receive from this office.

If your request involves:

Inmate Records:

Inmate register numbers, age, race, sex, projected release date and location, or date released can be found on the BOP website via the Inmate Locator at:

http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/LocateInmate.jsp

The website contains information on the current prison population and on inmates released from 1982 - present. If your request is for information available on the website, this is the only response you will receive. If you are unable to access the information via the website you may resubmit your request, however, please specify that you were unable to obtain the information from the website. In order that we may continue to provide needed information in a quick and efficient manner, please also indicate why you could not obtain the information from the site.

Additionally, the database we use in our office to search for inmate information is the same database used on our website. If your search results in "NO RECORD FOUND," there is no further search our office can conduct that will provide a different response.

If you are requesting information that is not available via the Inmate Locator, (Inmate register numbers, age, race, sex, projected release date and location, or date released) please be advised that an original release Authorization from that person that is either notarized or contains a penalty of perjury statement is required. For your convenience, you may use form DOJ-361, which can be found on the BOP website for a release authorization. This request must be submitted in writing to:

FOIA/PA Office
320 First Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20534

If you believe you are entitled to the information you seek without authorization from the subject of the record, you should reply to this email, and indicate that you wish us to process your request as is, without authorization. You will need to explain why you are entitled to the information without an authorization. Absent a legally sufficient reason for releasing the records without consent, your request will be denied and appeal rights will be given. Otherwise, this is the only response you will receive to such requests until a written request is submitted.

Requests for records maintained on non-inmate persons:

Requests for information on an individual cannot be processed without a current, original release Authorization from that person that is either notarized or contains a penalty of perjury statement. For your convenience, you may use form DOJ-361, which can be found on the BOP website for a release authorization. This request must be submitted in writing to:

FOIA/PA Office
320 First Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20534

If you believe you are entitled to the information you seek without authorization from the subject of the record, you should reply to this text and indicate that you wish us to process your request as is, without authorization. Otherwise, this is the only response you will receive to such requests until a written request is submitted.

Requests for information not related to an individual:

All other requests will be processed and a response forwarded as soon as possible.

BOP's FOIA Service Center:

You may check the status of a request by contacting the BOP's FOIA Service Center (FSC) at 202.616.7750. Please note that this service is available only to requesters seeking information concerning the status of a submitted FOIA request.

From: BOP

The Bureau of Prison handles request on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track. Your request was assigned to the complex track and a search to a field office must be completed. Processing complex requests may take up to nine months. Pursuant to 28 C.F.R. § 16.5(b) and (c), you may narrow or modify your request in an effort to reduce the processing time.

Your request was received on October 1, 2015, so you may have a response in July, 2016.

From: OGC Electronic Freedom of Information

Your request for information has been received. Please read this automatic reply carefully as this may be the only response you receive from this office.

If your request involves:

Inmate Records:

Inmate register numbers, age, race, sex, projected release date and location, or date released can be found on the BOP website via the Inmate Locator at:

http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/LocateInmate.jsp

The website contains information on the current prison population and on inmates released from 1982 - present. If your request is for information available on the website, this is the only response you will receive. If you are unable to access the information via the website you may resubmit your request, however, please specify that you were unable to obtain the information from the website. In order that we may continue to provide needed information in a quick and efficient manner, please also indicate why you could not obtain the information from the site.

Additionally, the database we use in our office to search for inmate information is the same database used on our website. If your search results in "NO RECORD FOUND," there is no further search our office can conduct that will provide a different response.

If you are requesting information that is not available via the Inmate Locator, (Inmate register numbers, age, race, sex, projected release date and location, or date released) please be advised that an original release Authorization from that person that is either notarized or contains a penalty of perjury statement is required. For your convenience, you may use form DOJ-361, which can be found on the BOP website for a release authorization. This request must be submitted in writing to:

FOIA/PA Office
320 First Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20534

If you believe you are entitled to the information you seek without authorization from the subject of the record, you should reply to this email, and indicate that you wish us to process your request as is, without authorization. You will need to explain why you are entitled to the information without an authorization. Absent a legally sufficient reason for releasing the records without consent, your request will be denied and appeal rights will be given. Otherwise, this is the only response you will receive to such requests until a written request is submitted.

Requests for records maintained on non-inmate persons:

Requests for information on an individual cannot be processed without a current, original release Authorization from that person that is either notarized or contains a penalty of perjury statement. For your convenience, you may use form DOJ-361, which can be found on the BOP website for a release authorization. This request must be submitted in writing to:

FOIA/PA Office
320 First Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20534

If you believe you are entitled to the information you seek without authorization from the subject of the record, you should reply to this text and indicate that you wish us to process your request as is, without authorization. Otherwise, this is the only response you will receive to such requests until a written request is submitted.

Requests for information not related to an individual:

All other requests will be processed and a response forwarded as soon as possible.

BOP's FOIA Service Center:

You may check the status of a request by contacting the BOP's FOIA Service Center (FSC) at 202.616.7750. Please note that this service is available only to requesters seeking information concerning the status of a submitted FOIA request.

From: BOP

The response is the same as December 2, 2015. You can continue to check the status by going to our public website, at www.bop.gov.

From: OGC Electronic Freedom of Information

Your email has been received by the Freedom of Information office, and we will respond as soon as practicable. Answers to many questions and information about FOIA and the Federal Bureau of Prisons can be found at: http://www.bop.gov/foia/#tabs-0

If you filed a FOIA request on-line through our portal and need to submit a Certificate of Identity, please respond back to this email, change the subject to "CID Form," and attach a copy of the DOJ-361, which can be found on the BOP FOIA website.

Thank you.

From:

It appears that documents are being sought (please see attached screen shot). Once it has been determined that there are or are not responsive records to your request you will be notified.
Until then please feel free to check the status of your request at https://www.bop.gov/foia/index.jsp#tabs-6 by entering the number of your request and clicking the "search button".
Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Section

From: OGC Electronic Freedom of Information

Your email has been received by the Freedom of Information office, and we will respond as soon as practicable. Answers to many questions and information about FOIA and the Federal Bureau of Prisons can be found at: http://www.bop.gov/foia/#tabs-0

If you filed a FOIA request on-line through our portal and need to submit a Certificate of Identity, please respond back to this email, change the subject to "CID Form," and attach a copy of the DOJ-361, which can be found on the BOP FOIA website.

Thank you.

From: OGC Electronic Freedom of Information

Your email has been received by the Freedom of Information office, and we will respond as soon as practicable. Answers to many questions and information about FOIA and the Federal Bureau of Prisons can be found at: http://www.bop.gov/foia/#tabs-0

If you filed a FOIA request on-line through our portal and need to submit a Certificate of Identity, please respond back to this email, change the subject to "CID Form," and attach a copy of the DOJ-361, which can be found on the BOP FOIA website.

Thank you.

From:

There has been no change in status since your last inquiry on 6/28/2016 (two days ago).

From:

There has been no change in status since your last inquiry on 6/28/2016 (two days ago).

From: OGC Electronic Freedom of Information

Your email has been received by the Freedom of Information office, and we will respond as soon as practicable. Answers to many questions and information about FOIA and the Federal Bureau of Prisons can be found at: http://www.bop.gov/foia/#tabs-0

If you filed a FOIA request on-line through our portal and need to submit a Certificate of Identity, please respond back to this email, change the subject to "CID Form," and attach a copy of the DOJ-361, which can be found on the BOP FOIA website.

Thank you.

From:

There has been no change in status since your last inquiry on 6/30/2016.
Once it has been determined that there are or are not responsive records to your request you will be notified.
Until then please feel free to check the status of your request at https://www.bop.gov/foia/index.jsp#tabs-6 by entering the number of your request and clicking the "search button".
Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Section

From: OGC Electronic Freedom of Information

Your email has been received by the Freedom of Information office, and we will respond as soon as practicable. Answers to many questions and information about FOIA and the Federal Bureau of Prisons can be found at: http://www.bop.gov/foia/#tabs-0

If you filed a FOIA request on-line through our portal and need to submit a Certificate of Identity, please respond back to this email, change the subject to "CID Form," and attach a copy of the DOJ-361, which can be found on the BOP FOIA website.

Thank you.

From:

No change in the status of your case since your last inquiry.
There has been no change in status since your last inquiry on 6/30/2016.
Once it has been determined that there are or are not responsive records to your request you will be notified.
Until then please feel free to check the status of your request at https://www.bop.gov/foia/index.jsp#tabs-6 by entering the number of your request and clicking the "search button".

From: OGC Electronic Freedom of Information

Your email has been received by the Freedom of Information office, and we will respond as soon as practicable. Answers to many questions and information about FOIA and the Federal Bureau of Prisons can be found at: http://www.bop.gov/foia/#tabs-0

If you filed a FOIA request on-line through our portal and need to submit a Certificate of Identity, please respond back to this email, change the subject to "CID Form," and attach a copy of the DOJ-361, which can be found on the BOP FOIA website.

Thank you.

From:

There has been no change in status since your last inquiry.

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Request number 2016-00015

From: J.K. Trotter

Hello,

I am still interested in FOIA Request No. 2016-00015.

However, you may narrow the scope of my request to records dates between January 1 2015 and December 31 2015.

Thank you,
J.K. Trotter

From: J.K. Trotter

Hello,

I am still interested in FOIA Request No. 2016-00015.

However, you may narrow the scope of my request to records dated between January 1 2015 and December 31 2015.

Thank you,
J.K. Trotter

From:

Good morning:

The above-referenced FOIA request has been processed and is pending approval by an attorney and public affairs. This process can take some time; therefore, it is difficult to provide an exact date of completion as FOIAs are reviewed in the order they are received.

Please follow-up with our office in a couple of weeks.

April Cromer, GIS

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Please see attached.

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From: J.K. Trotter

Hello,

Thank you for the response. From the "secure messages" I received, I was able to download three PDF files that were named "2 of 4," "3 of 4," and "4 of 4."

Did the agency intend to send another PDF called "1 of 4"? Or would that be the text file you sent in the first email?

Please advise.

Thanks,
J.K. Trotter

From: Bureau of Prisons

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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Our records indicate 5 emails were sent. One with instruction for encrypted e-mails and 4 with attachments. I will resend "1 of 4" for your convenience.

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