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Washington DOC Ordered to Pay $4,534.10 in Public Records Act Suit

On January 6, 2006, the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) was ordered to pay $4,534.10 to a DOC employee who requested, but was denied, records under the state Public Disclosure Act.

Carl Wilson, a guard at Cedar Creek Corrections Center, sent a public disclosure request to the DOC for records related to a position in the DOC he was seeking. The DOC refused to turn over any records.

The court awarded Wilson $2,690 for impermissible delay in responding to his request, and $1,844.10 in attorney’s fees and costs. Wilson was represented by Michael Hanbey of Olympia.
See: Wilson v. Clarke, No. 05-2-02098-6 (Sup. Ct. of Washington – Thurston County).

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