The department initially dismissed a sergeant who allegedly communicated with an undercover detective posing as a 16-year-old female with the intent to commit sex acts with a minor. The department later settled the case, allowing the sergeant to resign in lieu of termination and agreeing to remove the disciplinary action from the sergeant’s personnel file. However, the department violated its policy when it failed to include a no-rehire clause prohibiting the sergeant from applying for or accepting employment with the department in the future. As a result, the sergeant is free to apply for and accept employment with any State agency, including the department. In the report, we identify significant concerns with the decision not to include the mandatory no-rehire language and recommend the department include these provisions in all future settlement agreements that permit an employee to resign in lieu of being dismissed from state service.
This report contains our assessment of the medical care provided to incarcerated persons at Avenal State Prison between June 2020 and November 2020. We rated the overall quality of health care provided at Avenal State Prison during this time period as adequate.
This report summarizes the work we performed in 2020 reviewing 1,131 use-of-force incidents that occurred at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (department) facilities. We concluded that the department’s performance was overall satisfactory.
This report contains our assessment of the medical care provided to incarcerated persons at Folsom State Prison between April 2020 and September 2020. We rated the overall quality of health care provided at Folsom State Prison during this time period as adequate.
The Office of the Inspector General safeguards the integrity of the State’s correctional system by providing oversight and transparency regarding the policies and practices of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. We carry out this mission through diligent monitoring, honest assessment, and dedication to improving the correctional system of our State.
We promise to do our best to assist in safeguarding the integrity of the State’s correctional system. If you have witnessed or know of any misconduct within the operations of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, please report the information to us, below.
The OIG evaluates the qualifications of every candidate whom the Governor nominates for appointment as a warden at an adult correctional institution or as a superintendent at a juvenile facility and the Inspector General reports the recommendation regarding each candidate’s qualifications in confidence to the Governor.