Sacramento – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is making available the Central File of discharged offender John Albert Gardner, a suspect in a San Diego homicide case.
CDCR does not ordinarily release the central file of any offender. In light of the public interest in Gardner, who was incarcerated from Sept. 14, 2000 until his statutory release to parole on Sept. 26, 2005, CDCR has chosen to waive certain provisions of the California Public Records Act, as allowed by law, which could exempt these records from public disclosure.
Federal and state laws limit the disclosure of certain offender records. Some prohibitions of disclosure included in federal and state law cannot be waived by CDCR. Consequently, CDCR has redacted information in accordance with these laws.
John Albert Gardner, Central File:http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/News/gardner_doc/Gardner_Redacted_Central_File.pdf