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PR17- 23 Sharp v. DOC No Violation

The Complainant alleged that the DOC violated the APRA when it did not provide him access to documents responsive to his request for records on the escape of John Gary Robichaud from the ACI. This escape occurred in the early 1970s. Based on our review of the produced documents and the evidence presented, we failed to find any evidence that would lead us to conclude that additional portions of the requested documents exist within the DOC that are being withheld, or that the DOC search was in anyway inadequate. The Complainant did not present, nor did we find, any evidence to establish that the DOC had additional documents that were responsive to the APRA request that it refused to provide. It was significant that the documents sought were from the early 1970s. Accordingly, based upon our review of the record, we found no violation.

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