91-30Posted on Dec 23, 1991 in Formal Opinions
Opinion Letter No. 91-30
December 23, 1991
Department of Public Safety Policy and Procedure Manual
The Department of Public Safety must permit inmates in State correctional facilities to inspect and copy the table of contents to the Department’s policy and procedure manual. After examining the table of contents to the policy and procedures manual, the OIP concluded that the public disclosure of the policy headings and policy numbers would not result in the frustration of a legitimate government function. Specifically, using a test set forth in a previous advisory opinion concerning corrections policies and procedures, the OIP found that disclosure of the table of contents would not frustrate prison security policies, or measures designed for the control of inmates, by permitting inmates to violate corrections policies and simultaneously avoid detection.