Question from the internet: “Who do you report a Warden’s misconduct to?”

When you run a blog, you can see what people googled that led them to your blog.  Sometimes the search terms are strange – frankly, you wonder not just how that term brought them to your blog, but also why the creeper wanted to know the answer in the first place.

Sometimes, though, I know the answer and wish that I could respond.  So, to you, Mr. “Who do you report a Warden’s misconduct to?”, I have an answer. 

First, it depends on what state you’re in.  If you’re in Ohio, inmates can report a Warden’s misconduct through the inmate grievance procedure by filing an original grievance directly to the DRC Chief Inspector.  An inmate, family member, or concerned citizen could also submit a complaint to the Ohio Inspector General.  Last, an inmate, family member, or concerned citizen could contact the legislature’s Correctional Institution Inspection Committee.

If you’re not from Ohio, I am less help to you.  There are a handful of inmate advocacy/oversight groups around the nation and you can check some of them out if you scroll down to the bottom of my blog to my “Links” section.  I would definitely contact them for assistance.  Finally, my guess is that every state has an inspector general and that would be who I would go to, as well.

Hope that helps!

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