Southern Ute Tribal Seal

Inmate Rights

Justice Center Buffalo

Justice Center Buffalo – photo Jeremy Wade Shockley | Southern Ute Drum

  1. To be free from discrimination, based on race, religion, national origin, tribal affiliation, sex, handicap, political beliefs, or favoritism and nepotism.
  2. To have equal access to programs and work assignments.
  3. To be protected from personal abuse, corporal punishment, including sexual harassment, by either staff or inmates.
  4. To due process in disciplinary procedures.
  5. To be advised of grievance procedures.
  6. To be free from reprisals or penalties as a result of questioning or appealing decisions.
  7. To be treated with respect, dignity and fairness.
  8. To a clean and healthy environment.
  9. To adequate toilet, bathing and laundry facilities.
  10. To adequate lighting, heating and ventilation.
  11. To reasonable access to courts, legal counsel and governmental authorities.
  12. To reasonable medical, mental health and substance abuse treatment and services, including the use of traditional practitioners.
  13. To a wholesome, properly prepared, nutritionally adequate diet.
  14. To clean and seasonable clothing.
  15. To have access to recreation.
  16. To carry out religious, spiritual or ceremonial practices, subject only to the centers need for institutional safety, security and other.
  17. To send and receive mail.
  18. To visitation with family members and friends in an area designated by the center, limited only by facility needs to maintain institutional safety, order and security.
  19. To be informed of all rules of the facility.