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UNITED STATES GOVERRMEHT

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We are pleased to provide you with our Quarterly Activity Report in
the area of CRIPA for the period May, 1993 through July, 1993.
JURISDICTIONS CERTIFIED

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Tennessee - Pursuant to our recommendation, the Tennessee
Department of Corrections was granted full certification on
May 26, 1993 •
JURISDICTIOIIS WITH APPLICATIONS

UNDBR REVIEW

Forsyth County, (North Carolina) - Our formal review was
completed on July 19, 1993 and it was determined that this
jurisdiction meets all m~n~mum requirements for grievance
procedures in effect for less than one year. We have recommended
conditional certification be granted.
Swan River Forest Camp, (Montana) - Our formal review was
completed on July 20, 1993 and it was our recommendation that this
jurisdiction be granted conditional certification.

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Michigan - A formal review of the Michigan Department of
Corrections Prisoner\Parolee Grievance Procedure was completed on
May 18, 1993 and deficiencies were identified. Michigan advises us
that they are currently working to modify areas of concern. or
particular note was a personal visit this office received from the
Director of the Quaker organization, American Friends Service
COmmittee.
The organization's stated goals are to, improve the
Michigan grievance procedure. Their concerns were communicated to
Michigan, 'and we have been informed that a productive dialogue has
developed between the two parties •
New Mexico - On June 25, 1993, we received New Mexico's
grievance procedure modifications and evidence of past performance.
We are currently reviewing this documentation which is required by

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§40.11 for full certification.
vermont There have been several discussions with vermont
Department of Corrections concerning additional information which
we will need to complete a formal review of their March 29, 1993
application. We have been advised'that the requested information
will be forthcoming.
Kansas - This jurisdiction currently maintains only a one year
conditional certification and has applied for full certification.
Additional information has been requested in order that full
certification can be considered.
Rhode Island - In January, 1993 we advised this jurisdiction
that their application did not meet the minimum standards for
certification. They have asked that their application remain open.

INFORMAL INQUIRIES
Kentucky - On JI.ine 17, 1993, we mailed an Information Handbook
and a listing of certified jurisdictions to the Office of General
Counsel for the Kentucky Department of Corrections.
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Arlington, (Vi cginia) - On June 21, 1993, we mailed an
Information Handboo~ to the Arlington county Sheriff's Department
pursuant to their rE!quest.
correspondences
We continue to receive numerous letters frem several jurisdictions.
A log is maintained to track these letters. The majority of the
correspondence is generated by inmates.
strategies
We are currently reviewing the Inmate Handbook for updatinq. We
are also considering suggestions, received from applicants,
regarding layout changes to clarify instructions for jurisdictions
seeking certification.

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Attachment

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Kathleen M. Hawk
Director

CRIPA APPLICATIONS UNDER TITLE 28 C.F.R. PART 40

Updated:

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July 23, 1993

STATE PROCEDURES

LOCAL

& COUNTY PROCEDURES

certified
Virginia
Wyoming st Pen
Iowa
Ohio
Nebraska
Missouri St Pen
Nevada (Cond)
Missouri
Florida
Kansas (Cond)
Hawaii (Cond)
Dist of Columbia
New York
county of Bucks/PA
Connecticut
Montana
Wyoming
Tennessee

12-14-82
06-11-83
01-02-87
09-11-87
09-28-87
07-11-89
05-20-91
03-20-92
03-25-92
03-27-92
04-17-92
06-12-92
09-28-92
12-08-92
01-11-93
01-11-93
01-14-93
05-26-93

Roanoke cnty/Salem Jail, VA
01-20-87
Portsmouth, VA
11-28-88
Montgomery Cnty, MD 04-04-91
(Now Jefferson City Corr Center)
(Lapsed 05-20-92)
(Other than state Penitentiary)
(Lapsed)
(Cond)
(Cond)
(Cond)

Pending Applications

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Vermont
Kansas
New Mexico
Swan River Forest Camp (Montana)
Forsyth County, North Carolina
Rhode Island
Michigan
Informal Reyiew of Anticipated Applicant's Grieyance Procedure
Arkansas
Arkansas (2nd Review)
InfOrmal Inggiries
state

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Alaska
Arizona
Colorado
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Massachusetts
South Carolina
Vermont
Virgin Islands

Local
Alachua county, Florida
Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Cook County, Illinois
Dade County, Florida
Fairfax, Virginia
Hennepin County, Minnesota
Marion county, Salem, Oregon
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Prairie Correctional Facility, Appleton, MN
Prince Georges county, Maryland
Rappahannock county, Virginia

 

 

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