Report 2010-118 Recommendations and Responses in 2014-041

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

Department Number of Years Reported As Not Fully Implemented Total Recommendations to Department Not Implemented After One Year Not Implemented as of 2013-041 Response Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 3 3 3 1 1

Recommendation To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

As Corrections prepares to move CalParole data into the Strategic Offender Management System (SOMS), it should modify existing employment-related fields and add to SOMS new fields that are currently not available in CalParole so that Corrections can minimize the opportunity for erroneous data entries and make employment data more reliable.


Contracted software developers have completed the design modifications and enhancements to the SOMS Parole Module including the component for parolee employment-related data. The SOMS Parole Module is currently undergoing validation and testing with full deployment scheduled for January 2015, at which time the CalParole database will be retired.

A series of tests utilizing scripted cases with defect assessments to identify any system design defects is being conducted. Subsequent changes will be programmed into SOMS, followed by a second series of system tests. User testing and testing with interface partners (e.g. local law enforcement) is scheduled in October 2014, with all final modifications concluding by November 17, 2014.

Notable efforts have and continue to be made in the clean-up of data within CalParole to ensure the integrity of data conversion from CalParole to SOMS. The CalParole automation team is working closely in concert with SOMS staff on the data verification and validation efforts. As the data is converted from CalParole, a comparative analysis is conducted utilizing comparison points on the data in both the SOMS and CalParole systems.

Full deployment of SOMS, Parole Phase I (CalParole replacement), is on schedule for the "Go Live" date of January 12, 2015.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: January 12, 2015
  • Response Date: October 2014

Current Status of Recommendations

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