Winnfield, Louisiana communications with CCA

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Winnfield City Clerk of Winnfield, LA.

It is a clone of this request.

Est. Completion March 11, 2016
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communications (electronic, written, faxed, text messages, or otherwise) sent to, from, or regarding any and all executives, spokespeople, attorneys or other representatives of:

• Corrections Corporation of America

including but not limited to all communications including/mentioning

• the and domain names
• "CCA"
• "Corrections Corporation of America."

Please include communications sent to, from, or regarding all representatives of the jurisdiction (current and at all relevant periods prior, spanning any period during which the jurisdiction was considering, engaged with, or ending relations with the aforementioned entity), including but not limited to the following officials, as applicable:

• City Administrator
• City Attorney
• City Clerk
• City Councilmembers, individually
• City Manager
• City Treasurer
• Economic Development Director
• Fire Chief
• Finance Director
• Mayor
• Planning/Community Development Director
• Sheriff

Should terminology be unclear or further clarification be necessary, a phone call will happily be arranged.

In regards to all necessary requester status considerations, it should be noted that this request is being made by a member of the news media as part of a nationwide journalistic investigation on the privatization of corrections and institutions (physical, systemic, political, etc.) in the greater correctional and law enforcement system. In addition to being a news media request submitted in the public interest, all communications generated in the processing of this request, in addition to the requested materials, will be made available to the general public as part of a curated news series.

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 C.D. Lipton

From: Susan Kelley

Ms. Lipton,

I am in receipt of your Public Records request.

Due to the number of individuals that must be contacted per your request, this request will take longer than 72 hours to fulfill.

I would anticipate your request being filled no later than 5:00 PM on March 11, 2016.

As a note, the Winn Correctional Center which was formally managed by CCA, is in the Parish of Winn. It is not located within the City limits. As such, any communication between the Parish or the Parish Sheriff and CCA would not be accessible by the City of Winnfield.

Please let me know if you have any questions.




From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Susan,

Thanks so much for your swift response! Would you happen to have contact information for the appropriate records custodian in Winn? I'll submit a separate request there, if possible, in order to complete the parts of the request outside of your office's ability.

Thanks so much!

Hope you have a lovely evening,

From: Susan Kelley

I do not have email addresses but can provide you with telephone numbers.

The Winn Parish Police Jury is 318-628-5824

The Winn Parish Sheriff is 318-628-4611

I hope this helps.




From: Beryl Lipton

Hi Susan,

I'm just checking in on the status of this request. Thanks so much for your help.

Best wishes,