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13.85 CORRECTIONS AND DETENTION DATA.
    Subdivision 1. Definition. As used in this section, "corrections and detention data" means
data on individuals created, collected, used or maintained because of their lawful confinement or
detainment in state reformatories, prisons and correctional facilities, municipal or county jails,
lockups, work houses, work farms and all other correctional and detention facilities.
    Subd. 2. Corrections and detention private data. Unless the data are summary data or
arrest data, or a statute specifically provides a different classification, corrections and detention
data on individuals are classified as private pursuant to section 13.02, subdivision 12, to the
extent that the release of the data would either (a) disclose medical, psychological, or financial
information, or personal information not related to their lawful confinement or detainment or (b)
endanger an individual's life.
    Subd. 3. Corrections and detention confidential data. Corrections and detention data are
confidential, pursuant to section 13.02, subdivision 3, to the extent that release of the data would:
(a) endanger an individual's life, (b) endanger the effectiveness of an investigation authorized by
statute and relating to the enforcement of rules or law, (c) identify a confidential informant, or (d)
clearly endanger the security of any institution or its population.
    Subd. 4. Corrections and detention public data. After any presentation to a court, any data
made private or confidential by this section shall be public to the extent reflected in court records.
    Subd. 5. Corrections and detention public benefit data. The responsible authority or its
designee of any agency that maintains corrections and detention data may release private or
confidential corrections and detention data to any law enforcement agency, if necessary for law
enforcement purposes, or to the victim of a criminal act where the data are necessary for the
victim to assert the victim's legal right to restitution.
History: 1981 c 311 s 39; 1982 c 545 s 17,24; 1988 c 670 s 7; 1998 c 371 s 5; 1999 c 227 s 22