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Michigan FOIA Doesn’t Apply to Prisoners

Fred Proctor, a Michigan state prisoner, filed suit in state court to compel the White Lake Police Department to provide him with documents relating to his criminal investigation and arrest, pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Mich. Comp. Laws. § 15.231 et seq. the trial court dismissed, and Proctor appealed.

On appeal, the Court of Appeals of Michigan found that the FOIA excludes from its purview actions filed by anyone serving a prison sentence. On that basis the Court affirmed the trial court and dismissed the case. See: Proctor v. White Lake Township Police Dept., 248 Mich.App. 457; 639 N.W.2d 332 (2001).

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Proctor v. White Lake Township Police Dept.