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New government watchdog of W.Va. prisons, jails would be mostly exempt from public oversight

Summary by Ground News
HB5358 would create an ombudsman position to oversee and follow up on inmate grievances and allegations of abuse. The ombudsman would report to the Office of Inspector General within the state Department of Homeland Security. While the bill allows the ombudsman to investigate such matters, all records will be exempt from public records requests. The bill will next be considered by the full House.

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