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Six state Departments of Correction have responded to our requests for post-incarceration employment data

Six state Departments of Correction have responded to our requests for post-incarceration employment data

Last week, MuckRock submitted requests for any policies and materials these agencies might have related to the post-incarceration opportunities. So far, the responses can’t speak to the question, because most Departments of Correction don’t keep the data.

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Rules governing the release of autopsy reports vary state-to-state

Rules governing the release of autopsy reports vary state-to-state

For the legal world of the living, the deceased generally lack a right to privacy, their government records suddenly subject to disclosure. But in each state, laws limit what can be released to whom.

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States have different policies on how they approach domestic violence - and many don't have any policies at all

States have different policies on how they approach domestic violence - and many don’t have any policies at all

A request for domestic violence response policies for state police departments in all 50 states found 28 states willing to release the policies free of charge, or for a small fee. Twelve states reported having no such policy. Four - Hawaii, Kansas, New Hampshire, and South Dakota - rejected the request, arguing that granting it would compromise security, reveal confidential law enforcement techniques, or disrupt the operation of government.

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“Jane/John Doe” rape kits provide important medical care, but they sit untested in the backlog

“Jane/John Doe” rape kits provide important medical care, but they sit untested in the backlog

Anonymous rape kits allow victims who choose to not press charges to receive critical medical care. But opting out of pressing charges shouldn’t preclude testing, and shouldn’t relegate the kit to sit forgotten on an evidence room shelf.

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Keep ’em filing: MuckRock looking for more volunteer in-state proxies

Keep ’em filing: MuckRock looking for more volunteer in-state proxies

To keep filing in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware and New Hampshire, MuckRock needs your help. In return, you’ll get a free Pro account and the knowledge that you’re helping muckrakers across the country keep government accountable.

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