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(a) Personal identifying information pertaining to an individual, including the individual's home address, home telephone number, and social security account number, is privileged from discovery by an individual who is imprisoned or confined in any correctional facility or civilly committed as a sexually violent predator under Chapter 841, Health and Safety Code, if the individual to whom the information pertains is:
(1) an employee of any correctional facility;
(2) an officer or employee of the Texas Civil Commitment Office or a person who contracts with the office to perform a service or an employee of that person; or
(3) related within the first degree by consanguinity or affinity to an individual described by Subdivision (1) or (2).
(b) Personal identifying information that is privileged under this section may be discovered by an individual who is imprisoned or confined in a correctional facility or civilly committed as a sexually violent predator under Chapter 841, Health and Safety Code, only if:
(1) the incarcerated individual or committed person shows good cause to the court for the discovery of the information; and
(2) the court renders an order that authorizes discovery of the information.
(c) In this section, “correctional facility” has the meaning assigned by Section 1.07(a), Penal Code.
(d) Notwithstanding Section 22.004, Government Code, the supreme court may not amend or adopt rules in conflict with this section.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code - CIV PRAC & REM § 30.010. Personal Identifying Information Privileged from Discovery by Inmate or Committed Person - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/civil-practice-and-remedies-code/civ-prac-rem-sect-30-010/
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