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In a misdemeanor case, if after the trial someone orders a

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In a misdemeanor case, if after the trial someone orders a part of the transcript (the testimony of one person) from the trial judge's court reporter and the court reporter files a notice that that portion of the transcript has been filed, can any citizen request the court reporter to tell them who ordered that part of the transcript, in other words is that information(who ordered the portion of transcript) a part of the public record?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Ely replied 11 months ago.
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What state is this in, please?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.


Oklahoma

Expert:  Ely replied 11 months ago.
Thank you.

Yes, this is open record. However, this is not "normal" open record, so the clerk may not agree to reveal this at fist. If not, then one can petition for the information via the Oklahoma Open Records Act, by sending a letter - see here.

The Oklahoma Open Records Act (51 §24A.1 et seq.) holds court records as open unless specifically sealed by the courts. So if this information is available, it may be provided.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.


A similar question. I am trying to find the square footage of the jail cells in the local county jail. I have checked with the Oklahoma State Departement of Health who inspects the jails and set many other guidelines for the city and county jails and they tell me the don't have the square footage of the cells. However, they are the ones who determined the jail capacity and for city and county jails that is determined by square footage per cell. So again could I use the open records act to request from them the square footage? They referred me to the county commissioners when I asked who had the floor plans for the jail with the square footage and they have not responded yet.

Expert:  Ely replied 11 months ago.
Friend,

What county is this in, please?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.


I would prefer not to give the county. Wouldn't the answer be the same for all counties in Oklahoma?

 

On second thought this is Garfield County in Enid, Oklahoma. I am looking for square footage for each cell in Garfield County Detention Center.

Expert:  Ely replied 11 months ago.
It would, no worries, I simply wanted to direct you to the postal address.

So again could I use the open records act to request from them the square footage? They referred me to the county commissioners when I asked who had the floor plans for the jail with the square footage and they have not responded yet.

Good question, and I have an answer. The local county jail is under the maintenance, supervision, and funding of its county. So the open records request would then simply need to be sent to the local county's sheriff (or whoever is in charge of the jail), to get the answer.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.


After some thinking I decided to give you the county. See previous post. I think you may have answered question before getting that info. Does it make any difference? Can you tell me anything more?

Expert:  Ely replied 11 months ago.
Friend,

Did you see my last answer?

So again could I use the open records act to request from them the square footage? They referred me to the county commissioners when I asked who had the floor plans for the jail with the square footage and they have not responded yet.

Good question, and I have an answer. The local county jail is under the maintenance, supervision, and funding of its county. So the open records request would then simply need to be sent to the local county's sheriff (or whoever is in charge of the jail), to get the answer.
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