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Grievance Standards Changed

The Justice Department has modified the minimum standards for state prison inmates grievance procedures promulgated by the US Attorney General pursuant to § 7 of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1997. The amendment is designed to clarify that the regulations do not require that prisoners sit on panels adjudicating other prisoners' grievances. 57 Federal Register 38773 (No. 167).

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