Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 30
Protection and Supervision of Criminal Witnesses

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-30-13

§ 12-30-13. Confidentiality of information.

(a) All personally descriptive information, including, but not limited to, names, addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, social security numbers, license or identification card numbers, automobile registration numbers, or any other data that may compromise the identity or security of a witness protection program participant, applicant, or former participant or applicant, is not subject to disclosure pursuant to chapter 2 of title 38.

(b) Except as provided for in this chapter and any superior court rule of criminal procedure, all information regarding the whereabouts of or expenditures concerning a witness who is participating in witness protection, or whose participation has ended, been terminated, or revoked by the witness protection review board, shall not be released where that release of information would tend to compromise security or endanger witnesses participating in the witness protection program.

(c) All information concerning any meetings of the witness protection review board shall not be subject to disclosure pursuant to chapter 46 of title 42.

(d) The witness protection review board shall be exempt from the provisions of chapter 2 of title 37 in connection with its procurement of any goods, equipment, or services necessary to the implementation of this chapter.

History of Section.
P.L. 2001, ch. 65, § 2; P.L. 2001, ch. 244, § 2.