Alaska Statutes.
Title 33. Probation, Prisons, and Prisoners
Chapter 16. Parole Administration
Section 170. Confidentiality of Records and Information.
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AS 33.16.170. Confidentiality of Records and Information.

(a) Except as provided in (b) of this section, the preparole reports listed in AS 33.16.110 , and other information obtained and used by the board under this chapter, are confidential and may not be disclosed to anyone other than the board, the sentencing judge, the prosecuting and defense attorneys, the prisoner, the prisoner's attorney, the attorney for the board, the staff of the board, or others granted access to this information under this chapter.

(b) Notwithstanding (a) of this section and AS 33.16.130 (b), in a preparole proceeding under AS 33.16.130 the board may not disclose to the prisoner or the prisoner's attorney

(1) diagnostic opinions that, if made known to the eligible prisoner, could lead to serious disruption of the prisoner's institutional program;

(2) portions of a document that reveal sources of information obtained upon a promise of confidentiality; or

(3) other information that, if disclosed, may result in physical harm to any other person.

(c) When the board withholds information from a prisoner or the prisoner's attorney under (b) of this section, the board shall provide the prisoner with an excised copy of the material or summary of the material withheld containing as much specificity as the circumstances allow.

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