State-level inmate transportation policies, contracts, and invoices (Department of Corrections)

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

To Whom It May Concern:

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

• Any and all policies, procedures, directives, or associated materials regarding the transportation and extradition of prisoners under the jurisdiction of this agency. If such materials exist for both the transportation of prisoners within this agency's jurisdiction and transportation of prisoners to locations outside of this agency's jurisdiction and these materials differ, provision of all would be greatly appreciated.

• Any and all contracts—as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, memorandums, directives, or other such additional materials—intergovernmental services agreements, and any other agreements regarding the transportation (of any type and length) of prisoners in the custody of this agency.

• For any transportation provided by a company, agency, or other entity that is not this agency, please provide all invoices for services, as well as any and all agreements (including supplemental elements) under which such services were provided

Further clarification can be provided upon request.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Turner, David

Is there a time frame for the invoices you are looking for?

From: Turner, David

Dear Ms. Lipton,

Attached are the policies and contacts you requested.

The Department’s transportation directive has been redacted pursuant to 1 V.S.A. § 317 (c)(25). These portions of this document are exempt from public inspection and copying as they are security procedures and disclosure would threaten the safety of persons or the security of public property.

I will provide any invoices I can locate once you have given me a specific range of dates in which you are requesting the information.

David Turner
Vermont Department of Corrections

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Turner,

As always, thank you so, so much for your help. Regarding invoices, materials from 2014 through today should suffice for now.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Best wishes,

From: Turner, David

Attached you will find the spreadsheet run for the vendor that provides the VTDOC with transportation services.

If you would like the actual invoices let me know. It will require a staff person to make a trip to our records center to dig through boxes and find them. I estimate the cost of the search will be $300 or less.

David Turner