LA Parish Jails/Prisons Air Conditioning inventories (Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office of Vermilion County, LA.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the the Louisiana Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all materials regarding the installation, inventory, maintenance, and payment of temperature control provisions in all facilities under the jurisdiction of this department, including but not limited to air conditioners and fans.

Please, at the least, include the most current report or relevant materials regarding the following:

• The number of air conditioners (active and inactive) within all facilities within the jurisdiction of this agency.
• The number of fans (active and inactive) within all facilities within the jurisdiction of this agency.
• The average temperature by day within all facilities within the jurisdiction of this agency.

If further clarification is necessary, a phone call will happily be arranged.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Kirk

Attention Beryl Lipton

Reference: Request for air temperatures and climate controls for the Vermilion parish jail.

Your request for the above information should have been directed to parish government (Vermilion Parish Police Jury) because they actually own the parish jail and are responsible for the maintenance, whereas the Sheriff is only responsible for the security of said jail.

In the interest of time, I forwarded your inquiry to the jail maintenance supervisor who is employed by the Vermilion Parish Police Jury (Ms. Roberta Boudreaux) and she in turn provided this information:

The Vermilion Parish Jail:
1. Houses 150 inmates.
2. Has 31 air conditioners that provide climate control for offender housing.
3. Has zero fans used for climate control of offender housing areas.
4. The thermostat controls for air conditioners for this time of year is set 70 degress.

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff has no other jail facilities under security supervision.

If more information is needed on this request, I suggest that you direct your inquiry to the:

Vermilion Parish Police Jury
Attention Ms. Linda Duhon
Vermilion Parish Police Jury Secretary.


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