CCA/VT DOC emails

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Vermont.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Vermont public records law (1 V.S.A. ยงยง 315-320), I hereby request the following records:

All electronic communications between Jonathan Burns, senior manager of public affairs for Corrections Corporation of America, and the Vermont Department of Corrections

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl C.D. Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 11, 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: Turner, David

Attached is communication between the VTDOC and Jonathan Burns of CCA.

Some of the information contained within the email is communication with legal counsel of the Corrections Corporation of America and therefore it is exempt from disclosure as it is attorney client privilege. This portion of the email has been redacted.

David Turner
Vermont Department of Corrections