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Title: Alternative Dispute-Resolution Mechanisms for Prisoner Grievances
Journal: Justice System Journal  Volume:9  Issue:3  Dated:(Winter 1984)  Pages:306-324
Author(s): G F Cole; J E Silbert
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Annotation: The rising number of grievances filed in the federal courts under the provisions of 42 U.S.C. 1983 has been a concern to judges, state attorneys general and correctional administrators. Although certain of these cases have resulted in changes in the conditions of confinement in a number of state correctional systems, a greater problem exists with regard to the vast portion of these cases that may be viewed as administrative or 'mini-grievances.'
Abstract: However, these problems can be dealt with through a strategy of preventive law and the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Six models of these mechanisms are described from data collected through a national study and observations of eleven correctional systems. Conclusions are given as to the relative success of these approaches. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Inmate grievances; Inmate lawsuits
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