2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:840.1 - Access to records; cooperation by other agencies; confidentiality; disclosure

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:840.1 (2018)

§840.1. Access to records; cooperation by other agencies; confidentiality; disclosure

A. During the course of any investigation which the Department of Corrections is authorized by law to conduct, or any investigation necessary to the rehabilitation of persons in the custody of the Department of Corrections, said department shall have access to information and records under the control of any state or local agency which are reasonably related to the rehabilitation of the individual, which information shall be maintained in the file or case record of the offender. This information shall include circumstances attending the commission of the offense for which the offender was or is to be incarcerated, placed on probation, or released on parole, subsequent offenses that occur while under supervision, the offender's history of delinquency, or criminality as a juvenile and adult, his family situation and background, economic and employment status, education, personal habits, the condition of the offender's physical and mental health, and other matters deemed relevant to his rehabilitation.

B. Local and state law enforcement agencies, courts, welfare and social service agencies, juvenile agencies and mental, health and correctional institutions shall furnish to the Department of Corrections criminal or delinquency records, mental or health records, and such other relevant information as the department requests.

C. All information obtained under this provision shall be held as confidential and shall not be disclosed directly or indirectly to anyone except in accordance with R.S. 15:574.12.

Added by Acts 1974, No. 201, §1.

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