Thu July 19, 2012
Cameras At Juvenile Correctional Complex Aided Audit Investigation
A recent audit uncovered mismanagement and safety problems at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex in Topeka.
The Legislative Division of Post Audit compiled the report on the facility, which houses around 250 juveniles.
Auditor Scott Frank says this report was unique, because cameras at the facility aided the investigation.
He says the cameras allowed them to confirm assaults or other issues, and it can sometimes be difficult to confirm claims made during an audit investigation.
“Especially in an environment like this, people are not happy, they know there are problems, you get a lot of accusations. Or, they can substantiate them or they just turn out to not be true,” says Frank.
“What was really different about this was, when it came to specific incidents we were able to either confirm or deny them by looking at the video.”