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After Convictions Final, Prisoners Records Subject to Florida’s Public Records Law

The Florida Supreme Court has held that the state attorney and other state agencies must disclose records pertaining to a defendant’s case upon the conviction and sentence becomes final. The disclosure comes under the requirements of Florida’s Public Records Acton in § 119, Florida statutes. The Court held that where such a request has been previously denied, it may be made as part of a motion for post-conviction relief.

Any doubt as to content being subject to disclosure should be made in camera by the local court. See: Mendyk v. State 592 So. 2d 1076 (Fla. 1992)

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Mendyk v. State