REPORT DIGEST

 

LAWRENCE

CORRECTIONAL CENTER

 

LIMITED SCOPE

COMPLIANCE

ATTESTATION

EXAMINATION

For the Two Years Ended:

June 30, 2006

 

Summary of Findings:

 

Total this audit            1

Total last audit             0

Repeated from last audit 0

 

Release Date:

June 20, 2007

 

 

State of Illinois

Office of the Auditor General

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND

AUDITOR GENERAL

 

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SYNOPSIS

 

 

      The Center had inadequate segregation of duties over locally held funds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Expenditures and Activity Measures are summarized on the reverse page.}

 

 


 

 

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

LAWRENCE CORRECTIONAL CENTER

LIMITED SCOPE COMPLIANCE ATTESTATION EXAMINATION

For The Two Years Ended June 30, 2006

 

EXPENDITURE STATISTICS

FY 2006

FY 2005

FY 2004

         Total Expenditures (All Appropriated Funds)

$31,744,367

$32,174,698

$28,331,551

Personal Services................................................

% of Total Expenditures....................................

$19,404,598

61.1%

$18,964,184

58.9%

$17,057,508

60.2%

Other Payroll Costs (FICA, Retirement)..................

% of Total Expenditures................................

$3,189,184

10.0%

$4,329,840

13.5%

$3,572,742

12.6%

Average No. of Employees..............................

Average Salary Per Employee..........................

411

$47,213

416

$45,587

404

$42,222

Inmate Compensation ...........................................

% of Total Expenditures......................................

$254,540

0.8%

$257,376

0.8%

$196,567

0.7%

Contractual Services..............................................

% of Total Expenditures...............................

$6,368,872

20.1%

$6,037,647

18.8%

$5,297,389

18.7%

All Other Items.....................................................

% of Total Expenditures..............................

 

$2,527,173

8.0%

$2,585,651

8.0%

$2,207,345

7.8%

         Cost of Property and Equipment......................

$88,734,443

$88,733,800

$88,709,485

 

 

SELECTED ACTIVITY MEASURES (Not Examined)

FY 2006

FY 2005

FY 2004

         Average Number of Inmates....................................

1,681

1,674

1,190

         Ratio of Correctional Officers to Inmates..................

1 to 5.32

1 to 5.21

1 to 4.06

         Cost Per Year Per Inmate........................................

$18,861

$19,215

$23,738

         Rated Inmate Capacity..................................................

2,257

2,257

2,257

         Approximate Square Feet Per Inmate............................

40

40

56

 

 

CENTER WARDEN(S)

Warden (1/6/04 to 7/15/05) Mr. James Garnett

Warden (7/16/05 to 10/16/05) Vacant

Warden (10/17/05 to Current) Mr. Lee Ryker

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Same employee made deposits, reconciled, and mailed locally held fund checks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

INADEQUATE SEGREGATION OF DUTIES

 

The Center did not maintain an adequate segregation of duties over the locally held funds. The person responsible for recording transactions, reconciling receipts to deposits, and mailing checks against these accounts also reconciled the bank accounts. (Finding 1, page 8)

 

Center management indicated they were aware duties were not adequately segregated and as a result the Business Administrator thoroughly reviewed all disbursement documentation and bank reconciliations.

 

We recommended the Center strengthen their internal controls by ensuring conflicting duties are adequately segregated.

 

Department officials accepted our recommendation and indicated they had assigned mailing of locally held fund checks to an individual not responsible for the check writing.

 

AUDITORS' REPORT

 

We conducted a limited scope compliance attestation examination of the Center as required by the Illinois State Auditing Act. We also performed certain agreed-upon procedures with respect to the accounting records of the Center to assist our audit of the entire Department. Financial statements for the Department will be presented in that audit report.

 

 

 

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WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, Auditor General

 

 

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SPECIAL ASSISTANT AUDITORS

 

Our special assistant auditors for this examination were Martin & Shadid, CPAs, P.C.