HB 1889-S - DIGEST

Creates the office of the corrections ombuds to: (1) Work for improved conditions and programs for inmates;

(2) Support fair treatment of inmates; and

(3) Support changes that facilitate the successful reentry of inmates into the community and promote high standards of justice throughout the state correctional system.

Requires the governor to: (1) Convene an ombuds advisory council with several purposes in support of the ombuds function; and

(2) Designate, by a competitive bidding process, the nonprofit organization that will contract to operate the office of the corrections ombuds.