California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation Introducing New Internal Affairs Division

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The CDCR has launched a brand new statewide internal affairs division to investigate inmate complaints against staff. The new unit consists of 36 lieutenants and six captains aiming to standardize a process that various prisons had handled inconsistently. The division was created after a 2019 special review by the Office of the Inspector General found that inmate complaints of staff misconduct were inadequately handled in over half of all cases it analyzed at Salinas Valley State Prison.