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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 15. Department of Corrections
Chapter 40. Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups
7/14/2020

6VAC15-40-130. Written Grievance Procedure.

A written grievance procedure shall be developed and made available to all inmates with the following:

1. Inmates shall be given a grievance form after exhausting all prerequisites of the grievance procedure. Prerequisites shall be documented.

2. Grievances shall be responded to within nine work days of receipt.

3. Written responses, including the reason for the decision, shall be made to all grievances.

4. A review shall be made by a staff member not directly involved in the grievance.

5. All inmates shall have access to the grievance procedure with guaranty against reprisal.

6. All inmates shall be afforded the opportunity to appeal the decision.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-68, and 53.1-131 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-30-001 § 3.6, eff. April 1, 1987; amended, Volume 04, Issue 09, eff. April 1, 1988; Volume 07, Issue 12, eff. May 1, 1991; Volume 09, Issue 12, eff. May 1, 1993; Volume 11, Issue 21, eff. August 10, 1995; Volume 18, Issue 20, eff. July 17, 2002; Volume 29, Issue 04, eff. November 22, 2012.

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