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Release Notes: Crowdsourcing FOIA inspiration with Muck.Rocks and the Assignment tool

Release Notes: Crowdsourcing FOIA inspiration with Muck.Rocks and the Assignment tool

We’ve officially unveiled Muck.Rocks, a new resource that provides daily FOIA inspiration. Part of the goal of the project was to explore new ways our Assignments crowdsourcing tool could be used to solicit, manage, and incorporate audience submissions, so we’re taking a look behind the scenes at how the site works.

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We’re training AI to keep an eye on government. Come join us.

We’re training AI to keep an eye on government. Come join us.

Today we’re excited to announce a new initiative to help journalists, non-profits, and others interested in open government tap the power of machine learning to better analyze large sets of documents, ranging from email dumps and meeting minutes to housing inspection reports and archival documentation.

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Share your #FOIAFriday inspiration, win free swag!

Share your #FOIAFriday inspiration, win free swag!

Have a clever request you want to share with other requesters? Now’s your chance as we’re building the ultimate directory of FOIA and public records ideas to help new requesters get inspired while showcasing how valuable public records are in keeping government open and accountable.

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The Private Prison Feedback Line: A request for more records about the South Louisiana Correctional Center

The Private Prison Feedback Line: A request for more records about the South Louisiana Correctional Center

In response to our Private Prison Feedback Line, one MuckRock user asked us to take a look at what’s going on with a facility in Basile, Louisiana, and, in response, we’ve filed requests with the town for its previous agreements and payments from private immigration detention giant GEO Group.

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How are police departments using license plate reader technology? Your feedback is helping us find out

How are police departments using license plate reader technology? Your feedback is helping us find out

Over 100 additional requests related to police departments’ use of automated license plate recognition technology have been submitted to government agencies identified by MuckRock readers as needing further scrutiny.

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