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Indigent Persons/Prisons Not Entitled to Florida Public Records Free of Charge

The Florida Supreme Court has held that Florida’s Public Records Act makes no provision to provide indigent persons or prisoners public records unless they pay the required cost of copying these records. Thus, while a state attorney’s file is a public record, a prisoner challenging his conviction is not entitled to copies of that record until he pays the fee. See: Roesch v. State, 633 So. 2d 1 (Fla. 1993).

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Roesch v. State