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Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1997 Overview - Kentucky; Kentucky Revised Statutes (Baldwin)

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May 1997
This is a 1997 overview of Kentucky law pertinent to the privacy and security of criminal justice information.

Under the Kentucky Revised Statutes (Baldwin), all city and county law enforcement agencies must send a photograph, a set of fingerprints, and a general description report of all persons arrested on a felony charge to the Department of State Police of the Justice Cabinet. A centralized criminal history record information system is mandated for the State Department of Justice under the direction of the commissioner of the Bureau of State Police. Each law enforcement or other public agency in possession of data on arrestees is required, upon written request of the arrestee, to separate all records relating to the arrestee from records on persons convicted. One provision pertains to the furnishing of potential employers with a person's record of convictions, guilty pleas, and Alford pleas that involve specified crimes; prospective employers are allowed to request such information. A chapter on public records sets a policy of free and open examination of public records, with certain exceptions; types of records not accessible to the public are specified. This compendium also contains regulations for the management of the Criminal History Record Information System, including the arrest and disposition reporting procedure, the audit of the information system, and the security of centralized criminal history record information. Regulations also pertain to the dissemination of criminal history record information and the inspection of criminal history record information by the record subject.

Date Published: May 1, 1997