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HB 0885 - Penal institutions; certain information within inmate files of the Department of Corrections shall not be classified as confidential state secrets when requested by the district attorney; provide

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Jesse Petrea
Last Action: 3/9/2020 - Senate Read and Referred
House Committee: Judiciary - Non-Civil
Senate Committee: Public Safety

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 885 amends OCGA 42-5-36 to exclude certain information contained in inmate files from being classified as confidential state secrets. It provides that, with the exception of medical records, the subsection shall not apply to information requested by the district attorney of the circuit in which an inmate was sentenced for a serious violent felony or a felony of a sexual nature against a person less than 18 years of age, when being requested for the purposes of filing an objection to the Board of Pardons and Paroles when considering a pardon, parole, or other relief, per OCGA 42-9-43.

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