This campaign lists our reports and Know Your Rights info on the RI Access to Public Records Act (APRA) — an important state law that gives the public the right to request and obtain government records.

Read our FAQ about current APRA laws in Rhode Island:

Know Your Rights: Access to Public Records

Read our reports about APRA from over the years:

Remote Access to Public Meetings Post-Covid (May 2023)

Hidden Agendas: Violations of the Open Meetings Act's Public Notice Requirement (Feb 2016)

Access Limited An Audit of Compliance with the RI Open Records Law (Sept 2014)

Knowing & Willful: The Need for Stronger Enforcement of RI's Public Records Law (February 2014)

The Public's Right to Know vs. The Public's Right to "No" (Sept 2007)

Download our sample APRA request letter: