REPORT DIGEST

 

SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS CORRECTIONAL CENTER

 

LIMITED SCOPE

COMPLIANCE EXAMINATION

For the Two Years Ended:

June 30, 2004

 

Summary of Findings:

 

Total this audit†††††††††††††             1

Total last audit††††††††††††            † 0

Repeated from last audit†††††††††† 0

 

Release Date:

April 21, 2005 

 

 

 

State of Illinois

Office of the Auditor General

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND

AUDITOR GENERAL

 

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SYNOPSIS

 

 

®      The Center did not adjust the postage inventory general ledger account to agree to postage on hand in the Inmate Benefit Fund by $4,818.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS CORRECTIONAL CENTER

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† LIMITED SCOPE COMPLIANCE EXAMINATION

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† For The Two Years Ended June 30, 2004

 

EXPENDITURE STATISTICS

FY 2004

FY 2003

FY 2002

!Total Expenditures (All Appropriated Funds)......

$18,936,413

$18,716,076

$19,133,685

†††† Personal Services......................................................

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

$11,972,772

63.2%

$11,712,482

62.6%

$12,001,043

62.7%

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

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

$2,541,943

13.4%

$2,706,850

14.5%

$2,731,398

14.3%

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

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

268

$44,675

253

$46,294

285

$42,109

†††† Inmate Compensation ....................................................

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

$160,215

0.9%

$153,373

0.8%

$158,629

0.8%

†††† Contractual Services..................................................

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

$3,276,480

17.3%

$3,116,837

16.7%

$3,002,239

15.7%

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

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

 

$985,003

5.2%

$1,026,534

5.4%

$1,240,376

6.5%

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

$22,087,796

$22,080,187

$21,785,767

 

 

SELECTED ACTIVITY MEASURES (Not Examined)

FY 2004

FY 2003

FY 2002

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

666

661

649

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

1 to 3.3

1 to 3.4

1 to 3.1

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

$28,402

$28,272

$29,427

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

600

600

600

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

33

33

33

 

 

CENTER WARDEN(S)

†††† During Audit Period:Mr. Early Laster

†††† Currently: Mr. James Davidson


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postage inventory was overstated by $4,818

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

POSTAGE INVENTORY OVERSTATED††††††

 

††††† The Center did not adjust the postage inventory general ledger account to agree to postage on hand in the Inmate Benefit Fund.We noted the postage inventory account was overstated by approximately $4,818 at June 30, 2004.Center management indicated that the failure to make this entry was an inadvertent oversight.(Finding 1, page 9)

 

††††† We recommended the Center formerly review the monthly entries to adjust cost of sales and postage inventory general ledger accounts to provide assurance that the entries are made; and thus, more properly reflect the Inmate Benefit Fundís profit or loss and fund balance.

 

††††† Department officials accepted our recommendation and indicated that pursuant to Department policy and procedures the facility will record pre-stamped envelope purchases to the Inmate Benefit Fund.

 

AUDITORS' REPORT

 

††††† We conducted a limited scope compliance examinationof 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 J. W. Boyle & Co., Ltd.