Thank you for your reply, S.
I am going to assume that he was incarcerated in the state system by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and not the federal system.
As such, this can be done this way:He
could file a request with the CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for an "California Public Records Act" request.
The California Public Records Act, currently codified as California Government Code §§ 6250 et seq
, allows inspection and/or disclosure
of governmental records to the public upon request.
In other words, you can request any record, provided it is not asking about a state employee
's personal information, is part of an ongoing criminal investigation, and a few other exceptions. The agency then has to mail you the records.
The REQUEST is executed by a letter, certified mail to the custodian of the records. A sample letter may be found here
. The actual office to which this is sent to may depends on what prison he was at - you can choose from a list here
Upon their receiving of the letter, they have 30 days to act on the request and reply. After the 30 days are complete and if they do not reply, individuals have 15 days to file suit in court to force the issue.
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