The AG determined that prison authorities needed the information at issue to effectively discharge their penal duties, and that if such records were made available to the public their ability to get people to provide such information would be stymied. On that basis, according to the law of other jurisdictions, the AG concluded that the prisoners' files were exempt from disclosure. See: Opinion No. 4823, 1945 N.M. Op. Atty. Gen. N.M. 160 (1945).
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|Cite||Opinion No. 482345 NM Op Atty Gen NM 160 (1945)|