The Bureau of Inmate Grievance Appeals is responsible for providing inmates with a channel for the administrative settlement of legitimate complaints. The grievance process assists the Department by providing an avenue for internal resolution of problems and improving lines of communication. This process also provides a written record in the event of subsequent judicial or administrative review.
An effective grievance procedure reduces stress within the inmate population by providing an outlet for venting frustration and an avenue for resolving complaints. This, in turn, yields a safer environment for staff and inmates.
The following is a comparison of grievances
received and processed by the Bureau of Inmate Grievance Appeals
during the last two fiscal years:
|Received||FY 1996-97||FY 1997-98|
|Processed/Completed||FY 1996-97||FY 1997-98|
|Approved for Further Review||1,290|