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Jail Observer Program

Last modified: 3/6/2012 4:11 PM

Mission Statement

To provide inmates with access to human and civil rights advocates in response to complaints filed with the Department of Corrections, Human Relations Commission or the Office of Human Relations.


  1. To establish guidelines and parameters for the Department of Corrections, Office of Human Relations and the Human Relations Commission for participation in the Jail Observer Program.
  2. To provide the Office of Human Relations and Human Relations Commission access to the Department of Corrections jail facilities to follow up on complaints of human relations and operations inside the jail facilities enabling OHR and HRC to evaluate and make recommendations for inmates, and the DOC staff.