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Montana Prisoners Entitled to Review Parole Files

Several Montana state prisoners sued the state board of pardons and parole (Board) in state court to compel disclosure of their parole files. The trial court dismissed, and the prisoners appealed.

On appeal, the Montana Supreme Court found that there were no privacy rights which exceeded the prisoners' right to review the files. Thus, Mont. Coast. art. II § 9 required the Board to give them access to the files. On that basis, the trial court's dismissal of the case was reversed. See: Worden v. Montana Board of Pardons and Parole, 289 Mont. 459; 962 P.2d 1157 (1998).

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Worden v. Montana Board of Pardons and Parole