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Act 46 of 1975

AN ACT to create the office of the legislative corrections ombudsman; to prescribe the powers and duties of the office, the ombudsman, the legislative council, and the department of corrections; and to provide remedies from administrative acts.

History: 1975, Act 46, Imd. Eff. May 16, 1975

© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 4.351SectionDefinitions.
Section 4.352SectionOffice of legislative corrections ombudsman; creation; legislative corrections ombudsman as principal executive officer; appointment; term.
Section 4.353SectionProcedures as to budget, expenditures, and personnel.
Section 4.354SectionCommencement of investigation; procedures as to complaints, investigations, hearings, and reports.
Section 4.355SectionAccess to information, records, and documents; inspection of premises; informal hearings; appearance; evidence.
Section 4.356SectionAdministrative process; investigation or hearing discretionary.
Section 4.357SectionNotice of investigation; notice when investigation declined.
Section 4.358SectionLegislative council; hearing; administration of oaths, subpoena of witness, and examination of books and records.
Section 4.359SectionCorrespondence between ombudsman and prisoner as confidential and privileged; secrecy; disclosures; exemption.
Section 4.360SectionReport of investigative findings; recommendations; forwarding report.
Section 4.361SectionAnnouncing critical conclusion or recommendation; publishing adverse opinions; publishing statement in defense or mitigation of action; notice of action on recommendation.
Section 4.362SectionAnnual report.
Section 4.363SectionPrisoner not to be penalized for complaint or cooperation; prohibitions.
Section 4.364SectionAuthority of ombudsman.