Posted on Dec 10, 1990 in Formal Opinions

Opinion Letter No. 90-34
December 10, 1990
Access Rights of Inmates; Prison Policy Manual

Inmates or wards in State correctional facilities are “persons” entitled to inspect and copy government records under the UIPA. As for prison policies that have not been adopted as administrative rules, these policies must be publicly accessible unless they are predominately internal and their disclosure would permit an individual to violate corrections regulations or prison security measures.

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