- Associated Press - Monday, December 21, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York corrections officials have established a procedure for identifying and managing problem workers in the state prison system with 53,000 inmates.

The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says all 53 prison superintendents are reporting directly to the commissioner’s office at least twice monthly, including discussion of staff identified as potentially problematic and actions required.

Meanwhile, the department this year added an analysis unit that logs inmate grievances by categories and time periods to better monitor complaints and alleged staff misconduct, including searching grievances by particular officer.

The unit is expected to be fully operational early next year.

The New York Times reported Monday that there are about 4,000 open investigations into inmate grievances.

The union that represents prison guards did not immediately respond Monday to requests for comment.

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