Protested for-profit prison towns (City of Yates Center City Clerk's Office)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the City of Yates Center City Clerk's Office of Yates Center, KS.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all materials regarding or referencing the potential of a privately-operated prison within the jurisdiction of this agency. Please include (but do not limit to):

- all communications between any representative of this jurisdiction and any representative of the company in question (emails, letters, text messages, etc.)
- other communications (emails, letters, text messages, etc.)
- memorandums of understanding
- contracts and associated amendments, exhibits
- Requests for Proposals and all associated responses, questions, responses
- comments from the community, meeting minutes, council notes

For further clarification, please feel free to call 617-299-1832.

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Becky

To Whom This May Concern:

I am the City Attorney for Yates Center, Kansas. I have attached to this email the proper form to be completed for your Kansas Open Records Act request of the City of Yates Center. I attempted to call the number in your email to gather more information regarding your request, however, no one answered.

Once we have determined exactly what you are asking for, we will provide you with the cost associated with your request. I will, however, inform you that your request may be based on some misinformation in that we have no "potential of a privately-operated prison within the jurisdiction" of our city or county for that matter. Nor are we aware of any such potential. This has left us unsure as to why you are requesting such information.

As stated above, please fill out the attached form so that we may know what you are seeking. Thank you.

Attorney at Law
Associate Attorneys of Southeast Kansas, LLC
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From: requests@muckrock.com
[mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:02 AM
To: yatescityhall@kscable.com
Subject: RE: Kansas Open Records Act Request: Protested for-profit prison
towns (City of Yates Center City Clerk's Office)

January 25, 2017
City of Yates Center City Clerk's Office
117 E. Rutledge
Yates Center, KS 66783

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2017. 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.

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On Jan. 22, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), I hereby request
the following records:

Any and all materials regarding or referencing the potential of a
privately-operated prison within the jurisdiction of this agency. Please
include (but do not limit to):

- all communications between any representative of this jurisdiction and any
representative of the company in question (emails, letters, text messages,
etc.)
- other communications (emails, letters, text messages, etc.)
- memorandums of understanding
- contracts and associated amendments, exhibits
- Requests for Proposals and all associated responses, questions, responses
- comments from the community, meeting minutes, council notes

For further clarification, please feel free to call 617-299-1832.

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

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From: MuckRock

Hi there,

Thank you for your message. I've attached the requested form, and please do let me know if there's anything else.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Becky

We have reviewed your emails concerning your request for "any and all
materials regarding or referencing the potential of a privately-operated
prison within the jurisdiction of this agency." We sent you our Open Record
Request Form, which essentially asked for the same information by
referencing back to your past email requests.

We have no documents to provide because there is no potential for a
privately-operated prison within our jurisdiction at this time. Thank you.

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