Case Number: 20-1876

No Records Response from DOJ Regarding Communications with Private Prison Companies and Contractors Profiting from Detention

August 18, 2020
The Department of Justice stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications with private prison companies, contractors profiting from detention and incarceration, and their lobbyists.

Complaint: Worth Rises and American Oversight v. DOJ, DHS, and ICE – Private Prison Contractor Communications

March 3, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight in partnership with Worth Rises against the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for communications with private prison companies, contractors profiting from detention and incarceration, and their lobbyists. This suit also seeks ICE records sufficient to identify all corporations, companies, or other entities with ownership interests in ICE contractor Talton Communications, Inc.

FOIA to BOP Seeking Communications with Private Prison Companies, Contractors Profiting from Detention and Incarceration, and Their Lobbyists

July 23, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Justice seeking communications with private prison companies, contractors profiting from detention and incarceration, and their lobbyists. This FOIA request was filed in partnership with the non-profit advocacy organization Worth Rises.

FOIA to ICE Seeking Communications with Private Prison Companies, Contractors Profiting from Detention and Incarceration, and Their Lobbyists

July 23, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seeking communications with private prison companies, contractors profiting from detention and incarceration, and their lobbyists. This FOIA request was filed in partnership with the non-profit advocacy organization Worth Rises.

FOIA to ICE Seeking Records Reflecting the Ownership of Incarceration Telecomm Contractor

July 23, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seeking records sufficient to identify all corporations, companies, or other entities with ownership interests in ICE contractor Talton Communications, Inc or other corporate affiliates of Talton Communications. This FOIA request was filed in partnership with the non-profit advocacy organization Worth Rises.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications with Private Prison Companies, Contractors Profiting from Detention and Incarceration, and Their Lobbyists

July 23, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security seeking communications with private prison companies, contractors profiting from detention and incarceration, and their lobbyists. This FOIA request was filed in partnership with the non-profit advocacy organization Worth Rises.