Speaker of the House
CONTACT: Dave Bond
Oklahoma House of Representatives
Capitol: (405) 962-7671
Senate President Pro Tempore
CONTACT: Amber England
Capitol: (405) 521.5695
Senate Co-President Pro Tempore
CONTACT: Paul Ziriax
Capitol: (405) 521.5654
For Immediate Release: January 4, 2008
Senate leaders Mike Morgan and Glenn Coffee, with House Speaker
Lance Cargill, prepare to release the findings of an independent
audit of the Department of Corrections.
Legislative Leaders Release Findings of
DOC Independent Performance Audit
State Capitol, Oklahoma City – The leaders of the
Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives today released the
findings of an independent performance audit of the Department
of Corrections conducted by MGT of America, Inc.
Speaker of the House Lance Cargill, Senate President Pro Tempore
Mike Morgan, and Senate Co-President Pro Tempore Glenn
the following statement regarding the audit:
We believe this performance audit is an example of good government.
One of the Legislature’s primary responsibilities is to
ensure that the taxpayers’ dollars we appropriate are being
spent efficiently and effectively. That’s why an independent
performance audit of the DOC was such an important priority during
the 2007 session.
On behalf of the Oklahoma Legislature, we would like to thank
MGT of America, Inc., for their hard work and their thorough
assessment of Oklahoma’s Corrections system. As you can
see, MGT’s performance audit is nearly 300 pages long and
contains 141 recommendations. In the coming weeks, we will carefully
review these findings and recommendations in greater detail.
This performance audit could not have occurred without bipartisan
cooperation in the Legislature and the sincere desire of policy-makers
to work together to find long-term solutions. We are committed
to working together, and with Gov. Henry, in a bipartisan fashion
to find common ground in the recommendations provided by MGT.
While it is unlikely that every recommendation will be adopted,
we are optimistic that sensible, long-term solutions based on
this performance audit can be implemented this year.
For more information contact:
Senate Communications Office - (405) 521-5774