As used in this act:

(a) “Administrative act” includes an action, omission, decision, recommendation, practice, or other procedure of the department.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 4.351

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Council: means the legislative council established under section 15 of article IV of the state constitution of 1963. See Michigan Laws 4.351
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Legislator: means a member of the senate or the house of representatives of this state. See Michigan Laws 4.351
  • Office: means the office of the legislative corrections ombudsman created under this act. See Michigan Laws 4.351
  • Official: means an official or employee of the department of corrections. See Michigan Laws 4.351
  • Ombudsman: means the office of legislative corrections ombudsman. See Michigan Laws 4.351
  • Prisoner: means a person committed to or under the jurisdiction of the department. See Michigan Laws 4.351
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o

(b) “Complainant” means a prisoner or legislator who files a complaint under section 4.

(c) “Council” means the legislative council established under section 15 of article IV of the state constitution of 1963.

(d) “Department” means the department of corrections.

(e) “Legislator” means a member of the senate or the house of representatives of this state.

(f) “Office” means the office of the legislative corrections ombudsman created under this act.

(g) “Ombudsman” means the office of legislative corrections ombudsman.

(h) “Prisoner” means a person committed to or under the jurisdiction of the department.

(i) “Official” means an official or employee of the department of corrections.