Citizens' representative deals with 188 corrections-related complaints, inquiries

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Concerns related to correctional facilities in the province accounted for more than 39 per cent of all complaints and inquires handled in the past fiscal year by the Newfoundland and Labrador Office of the Citizen's representative.

Citizens’ representative, Barry Fleming released his annual report today for the fiscal year, April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012.

His office received 476 complaints and inquiries, including 188 related to correctional facilities, 53 regarding advanced education and skills income support, 44 about Central Health and 23 relating to Eastern Health.

 The annual report gives the House of Assembly and the general public an opportunity to view statistical information and samples of the work of the Office of the Citizens' Representative towards resolving problems that arise between citizens and the provincial public service.

 Copies of the "Citizens’ Representative’s Annual Digest "can be found under latest news at www.citizensrep.nl.ca or by telephoning the Office of the Citizens’ Representative at 1-800-559-0079 or 709-729-7647.

 The citizens’ representative is an officer of the House of Assembly and is independent of both the political process and government administration. Services provided by the office are free and confidential.

Organizations: Citizens', Office of the Citizens', Newfoundland and Labrador Office of the Citizen

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