Report 2008-104 Recommendation 5 Responses

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

Recommendation #5 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

Because we found some discharges that did not comply with Corrections' policies even after Corrections had implemented its protocol requiring that regional and district administrators review 10 percent of the discharge decisions made by subordinates, Corrections should consider providing to parole staff and analysts from the Case Records Office additional training on its discharge policies. If, after providing this training, regional and district administrators find that staff are still not following discharge policies, Corrections should consider requiring that the respective administrators perform these reviews before discharge decisions are finalized.

1-Year Agency Response

Corrections new policy memorandum clearly delineates discharge and retain authority. In addition, Corrections reports that its Case Records Office redefined the manner in which discharged cases are entered into its database. According to Corrections, Case Records Office staff have also been trained on new recording procedures for entering the appropriate discharge reason and code into its database. (See 2010-406 p. 277)

  • Response Date: August 2009

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2008-104

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.