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Office of the Legislative Auditor - Program Evaluation Division

Safety in State Correctional Facilities

February 26, 2020

The Department of Corrections operates 11 state correctional facilities. We found that several conditions reduce safety in state prisons, including persistent staffing shortages, heavy overtime use, suspensions of prisoner activities, unprofessional workplace relationships, limited oversight, and outdated infrastructure.