A Message From Inspector General Robert A. Barton
Welcome to the home page of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Our mission is to assist in safeguarding the integrity of the state’s correctional system – in effect, to act as the eyes and ears of the public in overseeing the state’s prisons and correctional programs. The OIG accomplishes that mission by conducting reviews of policies, practices and procedures of the California Department of Corrections (CDCR) when requested by the Governor, the Senate Committee on Rules or the Speaker of the Assembly. The OIG is also responsible for contemporaneous oversight of internal affairs investigations and the disciplinary process of CDCR, conducting reviews of the delivery of medical care at each state institution, as well as determining the qualifications of candidates submitted by the Governor for the position of warden.
— Robert A. Barton