FOIA Requests Still Pending

A request to the Central Intelligence Agency for all agency records related to Peoples Temple, Jonestown, and the Rev. James W. Jones. This request asks the CIA for little more than to reconsider its earlier decisions to withhold most of the records it located immediately after the deaths in Jonestown.

A request to the Criminal Division of the Justice Department for all government records related to the trials of Larry Layton. This request ended up involving other divisions as well – among them, the Office of International Affairs, and Violent Crime and Terrorism division – but an agency spokesperson reported that the materials have been gathered at one place and are now ready for review.

A request to the State Department for all materials which U.S. Embassy personnel removed from Jonestown and did not turn over immediately to the FBI. State has granted a fee waiver on this request and has begun to process the material.