The Corrections Unit defends the State against inmate lawsuits involving myriad issues including:
- Prisoner constitutional rights
- Time computation
- Prison discipline proceedings
- Habeas corpus petitions
- Religious issues
- Parole issues
- Constitutional and contract issues.
The unit also provides general legal advice to the Department of Corrections and the Parole Board on matters such as open records requests, environmental issues, sentencing issues, internal discipline and procedural matters, and administrative regulations.
If You Need Help
The Corrections Unit provides legal representation for the departments and boards above, but cannot initiate action on behalf of the public. Please contact the Department of Corrections or the relevant division/board for assistance.