A Performance Audit
An Audit Report on the Department of Criminal Justice’s and Board of Pardons and Paroles’ Processes for Addressing Parole Violations under the Electronic Monitoring Program
The Department of Criminal Justice (Department) had adequate processes to supervise parolees on electronic monitoring; however, it did not consistently comply with requirements for addressing violations for these parolees. Specifically, the Department should ensure that it completes all parole supervision requirements. The Department should also consider requiring that warrants be issued in response to severe violations to allow the Board of Pardons and Paroles (Board) to decide whether to continue parole.
In addition, the Board should consider developing guidance to ensure that its parole panels’ decisions address the severity of the violations.
Addressing Parolees’ Violations of Electronic Monitoring
The Department did not adequately address and document all violations.
Decisions on Violations
The Department had guidelines for addressing violations but did not require warrants for severe violations. The Board had no guidelines for parole panels to follow that would align decisions by violation severity.