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Access to Information -- Student Press Law Center Resources include:

Freedom of Information Act -- 1975 amendments to the 1966 Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 provided for broad access to FBI records.

Department of Justice Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires to disclosure of records requested, in writing, by any person. Agencies may withhold information pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions in the statute. The FOIA applies only to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies records.

Federal Bureau of Prisons -- Protects society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and that provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens.

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