Procedures and policies related to the handling of inmate grievances (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Montana.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Montana's Constitution, Article II, ยง 9, I hereby request the following records:

All procedures and policies related to the handling of inmate grievances.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Beryl Lipton

From: Beck, Judy

Dear Ms. Lipton:
The policies and procedures you have requested are publicly available on the Montana Department of Corrections website:

Offender Grievance Policy:
MSP 3.3.3 Inmate Grievance Program (D.S.):

Judy Beck
Director of Communications
Montana Department of Corrections
(406) 444-0409

From: Department of Corrections

Policies and procedures related to inmate grievances

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Beck,

Thank you very much for your help!

Have a lovely weekend,