Under the Mississippi Public Records Act § 25-61-1 et seq. - public records must be available for inspection by any person unless otherwise provided by this act [Laws, 1996, chapter. 453}. Furthermore, providing access to public records is a duty of each public body and automation of public records must not erode the right of access to those records. "Public records" shall mean all books, records, papers, accounts, letters, maps, photographs, films, cards, tapes, recordings or reproductions thereat and any other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, having been used, being in use, or prepared, possessed or retained for use in the conduct, transaction or performance of any business, transaction, work, duty or function of any public body, or required to be maintained by any public body.
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