It is the policy of the DOC that all public record requestors are entitled to the best possible information regarding the affairs of the DOC and the official acts of its officers and employees. Complete access to public records of the DOC is presumed, consistent with the conduct of the DOC's business. Denial of public access generally is contrary to the public interest and only in exceptional cases may access be denied, unless another law restricts access to all or part of a record because of its confidential nature.
The times and places where DOC records are available depend upon the nature of the record being requested. The Legal Custodian of the records are at locations where the public may obtain information and access to records in its custody, make requests for records or obtain copies of records. There may be costs as determined by state and department policy.
Open Records Requests