Report 2016-131 Recommendation 21 Responses

Report 2016-131: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: It Must Increase Its Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Inmate Suicides (Release Date: August 2017)

Recommendation #21 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

To provide the public and relevant stakeholders with accurate information on suicides and suicide attempts in its prisons, Corrections should immediately require prison staff to work with mental health staff to reconcile any discrepancies on suicides and suicide attempts before submitting numbers to the COMPSTAT unit.

60-Day Agency Response

Mental Health and DAI met with COMPSTAT to ensure that mental health data feeds COMPSTAT with respect to suicides and attempts. COMPSTAT and Mental Health are working on the report to allow for this feed. The process will be formalized in policy memorandum.

A copy of memorandum outlining process will be provided once complete.

  • Estimated Completion Date: November 2017
  • Response Date: October 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

All Recommendations in 2016-131

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.