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Connecticut Prohibits Disclosure to Prisoners of Investigation Reports Against Guards

Connecticut legislature has enacted an exemption to the state’s Freedom of Information Act that prevents disclosure of certain records sought by “any individual committed to the custody or supervision of the Commissioner of Correction or confined in a facility of the Whiting Forensic Division of the Connecticut Valley Hospital.”

Public Act No. 10-58, which was approved on May 26, 2010, prevents disclosure to said individuals of a “personal or medical file or similar file concerning a current or former employee of the Department of Correction or the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.” Those files include, but are not limited to, “a record of a security investigation of such employee by the department or an investigation by the department of a discrimination complaint by or against such an employee.”

For purposes of this law, an employee of the Department of Correction includes a member or employee of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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