USA/IOWA: Ombudsman Concludes Sanctions Against Inmate were Excessive, Identifies Systemic Problems with Prison Disciplinary Practices
The Iowa Department of Corrections' encouragement of an "open-door policy" between its prison staff and administrative law judges differs from other state agencies and violates inmates' due-process rights in disciplinary hearings, the Office of Ombudsman has concluded.
AUSTRALIA: Commonwealth Ombudsman on the Public Interest Disclosure scheme
With the introduction of the Public Interest Disclosure (PID) scheme in 2014/15, the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth- and Defence Forces Ombudsman was broadened.
LITHUANIA: The Seimas Ombudsman has paid attention to the detention conditions of refugees in Lithuania
During the third quarter of the year, the Seimas Ombudsman Augustinas Normantas visited almost all the institutions that are responsible for the custody of aliens in Lithuania.