Health care the top complaint.
Inmates in Ohio prisons filed 49,734 complaints, grievances and appeals last year, many of them abouthealth care.
Nearly 9 of 10 grievances were rejected, the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee reported recently.
Inmates who have a beefcan file an informal complaint oranformal grievance. If turned down, they canappeal the disposition of their complaint or grievance to the chief inspector of the prison system.
CIIC reported thattotalgrievances and complaints rose 21.5 percent from 2009 to 2013.Inmates filed 40,959 complaints in 2013, compared to 32,485, a jump of 26 percent.The increases in formal grievances and appeals wassmaller.
The highest security prisons had the most complaints.The Mansfield Correctional Institutionhad the highest number of complaints (3,377) and grievances (673) last year.
Health care wasissue mostcomplained about, followed by personal property, supervision, staff accountability, food service, mail, use of force, inmate accounts, and legal services. Least complained about: telephone, sexual conduct, and inmate groups.