Skip navigation
× You have 2 more free articles available this month. Subscribe today.

Michigan Prisoner Awarded $500 for DOC's Violation of FOIA

Timothy Kincaid, a Michigan state prisoner, sued the state Department of Corrections (DOC) in state court under the state Freedom of information Act (FOIA), Mich. Comp. Laws 15.231 et sec, to compel disclosure of his disciplinary records. The trial court ordered disclosure and awarded Kincaid $500 in damages. The DCC appealed.

On appeal, the Court of Appeals of Michigan found that the records were subject to disclosure under the FOIA. It also found that the DOC pretended no to understand Kincaid's repeated requests so it could deny him the documents.
Thus, the Court categorically agreed with the trial court and affirmed its judgment in all respects. See: Kincaid v. Department of Corrections, 130 Mich.App. 175; 446 N.W.2d 604 (1989).

As a digital subscriber to Prison Legal News, you can access full text and downloads for this and other premium content.

Subscribe today

Already a subscriber? Login

Related legal case

Kincaid v. Department of Corrections