This report addresses the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s internal investigations and employee discipline cases that we monitored and closed between July 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. We concluded that the department’s overall performance in conducting internal investigations and handling employee discipline cases was poor. Of the 101 cases we monitored and closed, we rated 62 cases satisfactory and 39 poor. We also determined that the department’s delays in processing employee disciplinary cases resulted in approximately $181,262 of unnecessary costs to the State and taxpayers during this time period.
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.