fb-pixel

Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission is being asked to reconsider how poor a prison inmate must be to obtain public documents from the state for free. Convicted killer Derrick Taylor is requesting several thousand pages of documents from the Department of Correction related to operations of Northern Correctional Institution, where he is housed. The department allowed him to review the documents, but said he cannot have copies unless he pays $200 for processing. They said Taylor does not qualify for a fee waiver, because he has more than $5 in his commissary account. In an appeal heard Friday, Taylor called that definition of indigency ridiculous and discriminatory.