Report 2010-118 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2010-118: California Prison Industry Authority: It Can More Effectively Meet Its Goals of Maximizing Inmate Employment, Reducing Recidivism, and Remaining Self-Sufficient (Release Date: May 2011)

Recommendation #3 To: Prison Industry Authority

It should also qualify its savings by stating that employment at CALPIA enterprises may be just one of several factors that contribute to the lower recidivism of its inmates.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2013

On page 5 of its Fiscal Year 2011-12 Report to the Legislature published on February 1, 2013, under the heading, CALPIA Reduces Recidivism, Saves Money, and Increases Public and Prison Safety, CALPIA wrote, "Although there may be other relevant factors that contribute to lowering recidivism, CALPIA participants are significantly more likely to become productive citizens ..."

  • Completion Date: February 2013

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


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2012

CALPIA's annual savings calculation is made in its Annual Report to the Legislation in February. CALPIA will acknowledge that other factors may have impacted the recidivism rates used in the savings calculation, although no other factors have been found.

  • Estimated Completion Date: February 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented


All Recommendations in 2010-118

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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