Alabama Sunlight Coalition seeks to help citizens with open records accessibility

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Alabama Sunlight Coalition seeks to help citizens with open records accessibility

Posted: Mar 27, 2019 3:11 PM
Updated: Apr 11, 2019 12:50 PM

Alabama Sunlight Coalition seeks to help citizens with open records accessibility

And just like the media sometimes is denied access to records, you can be, too.

That’s why the Alabama Sunlight Coalition is getting involved. The coalition is a nonpartisan collaborative dedicated to strengthening Alabama’s Open Records Act to bring needed transparency and accountability to state and local government.

The group is hoping to help citizens who have had their open records requests denied or delayed or experienced any other problems with gaining access to records that belong to all Alabamians.

Go to www.alabamasunlight.org to share your story and learn more.

And here are some examples of how WAAY 31 has used the Open Records Act to keep you informed:

* WAAY 31 I-Team Investigation: Jimmy Spencer had long history of negative conduct prior to release

* WAAY 31 I-Team Investigation: Jimmy Spencer showed little rehabilitation before being paroled

* I-Team: State documents show Spencer stabbed another inmate, got into multiple fights and assaulted a corrections officer

* I-Team: Public record request fight

* Open records in Alabama: Above the law or hiding behind it?

* Not seen on camera: The law behind open records requests

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