Report 2008-104 Recommendation 2 Responses
Report 2008-104: Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: It Does Not Always Follow Its Policies When Discharging Parolees (Release Date: August 2008)
Recommendation #2 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
Corrections should finalize and implement the draft regulations and policy memorandum that will detail the policy and procedures governing its parole discharge process. The new policy should prohibit unit supervisors and district administrators from altering discharge review reports prepared by others. In addition, the new policy should require district administrators to document their justifications for discharging parolees against the recommendations of both parole agents and unit supervisors. Finally, the new policy should require that discharge review reports be prepared for deported parolees.
1-Year Agency Response
Corrections finalized and implemented a new policy memorandum, which defines all aspects of its parole discharge review process. For example, the new policy details the discharge review reporting process and the associated time frames. In addition, it requires district administrators to document sufficient justification for their decisions to retain or discharge parolees. Furthermore, the new policy prohibits deported parolees from discharging by operation of law without a substantive documented review. Corrections, new discharge policy and procedures memorandum, expressly prohibits unit supervisors and district administrators from altering discharge review reports prepared by others. (See 2010-406, p. 276 and p. 278)
- Response Date: August 2009
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.