For the first time ever in 2015, inmates (48%) filed more appeals with the OOR than any other requester group. The previous high was 41%, set in 2013.
In 2015, citizens filed 39% of appeals, companies 8%, media outlets 5%, and government officials 0.3%.
Senate Bill 411, currently pending in the House State Government Committee, would limit inmate requesters to 11 specific categories of records, such as the inmate’s work, financial, educational, tax, voting, and disciplinary records, policies adopted by the correctional institution or the Department of Corrections, and criminal records relating to the criminal commitment of the inmate.
The complete Office of Open Records 2015 Annual Report is available on our website (along with previous years).