Public records requests are hit and miss in Jackson, Mississippi


The city of Jackson fails about four times in 10 to respond to public records requests within the time limit set by state law.

A Clarion-Ledger analysis of open records logs identified around 225 requests that weren't fulfilled within seven business days since the law was changed in July 2010. About 365 requests were completed in time, while the status of dozens of others could not be determined because of poor record keeping.