This report summarizes the work we performed in 2021 reviewing 958 use-of-force incidents that occurred at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (department) facilities. We concluded that the department’s performance was satisfactory overall. We assessed the department’s performance as superior in 7 incidents, satisfactory in 771 incidents, and poor in 180 incidents. We issued five recommendations to address concerns we identified while assessing the incidents and the various phases of the use-of-force review process.
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.