Title 42, Chapter 9, Section 53
(a) Subject to other laws, the board shall preserve on file all
documents on which it has acted in the granting of pardons, paroles,
and other relief.
(b) All information, both oral and written, received by the members
of the board in the performance of their duties under this chapter
and all records, papers, and documents coming into their possession
by reason of the performance of their duties under this chapter
shall be classified as confidential state secrets until declassified
by a resolution of the board passed at a duly constituted session of
the board; provided, however, that the board shall be authorized to
disclose to an alleged violator of parole or conditional release the
evidence introduced against him at a final hearing on the matter of
revocation of parole or conditional release.
(c) No person shall divulge or cause to be divulged in any manner
any confidential state secret. Any person violating this Code
section or any person who causes or procures a violation of this
Code section or conspires to violate this Code section shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor.
(d) All hearings required to be held by this chapter shall be
public, and the transcript thereof shall be exempt from subsection
(b) of this Code section. All records and documents which were
public records at the time they were received by the board are
exempt from subsection (b) of this Code section. All information,
reports, and documents required by law to be made available to the
General Assembly, the Governor, or the state auditor are exempt from
subsection (b) of this Code section.