HB1206 Creates the office of corrections ombudsman.
Sponsor: Troupe, Charles Quincy (62) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: Boucher, Bill (48) LR Number: 2574L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: CRITICAL ISSUES
01/31/2000 - Public Hearing Held (H)
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HB 1206 -- Corrections Ombudsman

Co-Sponsors:  Troupe, Boucher, Farnen

This bill establishes within the office of the Lieutenant
Governor the office of Corrections Ombudsman and creates the
Board of Corrections Ombudsman.

The bill contains provisions pertaining to:

(1)  the appointment of the ombudsman and necessary staff;

(2)  the ability of the ombudsman to refer cases to state and
federal prosecutors;

(3)  investigation, resolution, and mediation of complaints by
inmates and relatives of inmates;

(4)  monitoring the development and implementation of laws,
rules, and regulations affecting inmates;

(5)  making recommendations to the General Assembly;

(6)  conducting and participating in public forums affecting
inmates and the public;

(7)  having access to correctional facilities, records, and
inmates; and

(8)  immunity of the ombudsman and his or her staff from civil
liability when acting in good faith.

Violations of certain provisions of this bill are a class D
felony.


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