Fifth Judicial District - Department of Correctional Services

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TITLE: Privacy Maintained During Research

POLICY

The District will safeguard and ensure the privacy and interests of its offenders, offenders’ families, other citizens, and staff during and after the performance of all research within the District.

PROCEDURES

The privacy of the District’s offenders, offenders’ families, other citizens, and District staff, shall be protected during and after the performance of any research within the District. Iowa Code section 904.602, particularly subsections 4 and 5, express the confidentiality of and the conditions for disclosure or use of information gathered through research or evaluation of any program administered by the District. The District also safeguards the confidentiality and privacy of its offenders, offenders’ families, and the public through its Confidentiality Policy, Information System (ICON) policy, and Use of Computer Equipment and Software Policy.

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