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PR 18-12 Paiva v. Rhode Island Department of Corrections No Violation

An inmate incarcerated for life in prison requested the job applications of two correctional officers and after being denied certain information, namely the name of the elementary school or secondary school last attended, the type of high school, the highest and lowest salary for prior employment and the dates of prior employment, filed a complaint with this Office. Based upon Gallop v. Adult Correctional Institutions, slip. op. (R.I., May 8, 2018), the Complainant is civilly dead and has no right to file an Access to Public Records Act complaint. Independent of Gallop, the public interest in disclosure of the requested information is not outweighed by the privacy interest, and therefore, is exempt from disclosure. See R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(4)(A)(I)(b).

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