532 Appeals Involving State Agencies in 2017

In 2017, the Department of Corrections was involved in 23.3% of Right-to-Know Law appeals filed against state agencies.

Here’s the complete list:

  • Department of Corrections, 23.3%
  • State Police, 13.7%
  • Department of Environmental Protection, 8.3%
  • Department of State, 7.0%
  • Department of Transportation, 6.2%
  • Department of Health, 5.5%
  • Board of Probation and Parole, 5.1%
  • Department of Human Services, 2.6%
  • Department of Education, 2.1%
  • Department of Labor and Industry, 1.9%
  • Other, 24.4%

This information is from the OOR’s 2017 Annual Report.

1,132 Appeals Involving State Agencies in 2015

38.7% of the appeals filed with the OOR in 2015 involved state agencies.

Once again, the Department of Corrections (41.5%) was involved in more appeals than any other state agency. The vast majority of appeals involving DOC were filed by inmates.

The State Police were involved in 9.2% of state agency appeals, followed by the Dept. of Transportation (5.3%), the Dept. of State (3.5%), and the Governor’s Office (3.4%).


The complete Office of Open Records 2015 Annual Report is available on our website (along with previous years).