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Title: STATE OF KANSAS - OMBUDSMAN FOR CORRECTIONS - REPORT TO THE OMBUDSMAN BOARD - ANNUAL, FOURTH, JULY 1, 1978 THROUGH JUNE 30, 1979
Corporate Author: Kansas Office of the Ombudsman for Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 104
Sponsoring Agency: Kansas Office of the Ombudsman for Corrections
Topeka, KS 66603
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ANNUAL REPORT DESCRIBES THE WORK OF AN OFFICE RESPONSIBLE FOR RECEIVING AND RESOLVING COMPLAINTS CONCERNING INMATES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND CORRECTIONS STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS; IT REPRINTS A STUDY ON INMATE PROPERTY.
Abstract: DURING FISCAL YEAR 1979 THE OMBUDSMAN PRESENTED THREE SPECIAL REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF CORRECTIONS. ONE WAS A MAJOR STUDY RELATING TO PROPERTY LOSS COMPLAINTS FROM INMATES. AS A RESULT OF THIS REPORT, NUMEROUS LEGISLATIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES WERE SUGGESTED. THIS REPORT IS REPRINTED IN FULL. IN ADDITION, TWO REPORTS ON INMATE ACCESSIBILITY TO GRIEVANCE FORMS AND INMATE ACCESSIBILITY TO TOILET FACILITIES AT THE REFORMATORY ARE SUMMARIZED. DURING THE YEAR THE OMBUDSMAN'S OFFICE HANDLED 626 COMPLAINTS AND CLOSED 558 CASES. MOST COMPLAINTS CONCERNED INMATE TREATMENT; I.E., FOOD, MEDICAL CARE, RECORDKEEPING, VISITING, PHYSICAL FACILITIES, AND THE HANDLING OF MAIL. SUMMARIES OF THE COMPLAINTS RECEIVED AND THE DISPOSITIONS MADE IN EACH OF THESE CATEGORIES ARE GIVEN ALONG WITH THE STATISTICAL DATA. APPENDIXES REPRINT FORMS USED FOR THE COMPLAINTS, LETTERS WRITTEN IN BEHALF OF MAJOR INVESTIGATIONS, AND OTHER PERTINENT MATERIALS, IN ADDITION TO AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Index Term(s): Kansas; Ombudsmen
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