Report 2008-104 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2008-104: Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: It Does Not Always Follow Its Policies When Discharging Parolees (Release Date: August 2008)

Recommendation #1 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

To prevent the automatic discharge of parolees, Corrections should ensure that staff promptly prepare discharge review reports for all eligible parolees.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From January 2011

On March 2, 2009, Corrections Division of Adult Parole Operations issued Policy Number 09-03 entitled Discharge Policy and Procedures. The policy, which addresses the procedures governing the parole discharge process, was incorporated into the Department Operations Manual. The policy requires district administrators to document their justifications for discharging parolees against the recommendation of parole agents and unit supervisors and requires the preparation of discharge review reports for deported parolees. The memorandum was distributed throughout the Department via hard copy as well as posted on Corrections intranet site. Pages 8, 12, and 13, of the memorandum specifically address the bureaus recommendations. The placement of the provisions from the memorandum into draft regulations has been completed and implemented by Corrections after the enactment of SB 3X 18. SB 3X 18 required amendments to the regulations which were incorporated and completed as of May 26, 2010. (2010-041, p. 90)

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2008-104

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.