Checklist of documentation

The checklist of documentation provides a non-exhaustive list of the documentation that the auditor should request from the audited agency and facility as part of an audit. The names and formats used by corrections, detention, and law enforcement for record-keeping usually vary from agency to agency, so auditors are strongly encouraged to approach the checklist of documentation as a helpful resource to think about the kinds of records, files, logs, and other materials that should be reviewed during an audit. Auditors are also strongly encouraged to begin early – during the pre-onsite phase of the audit – to understand the audited agency’s and facility’s way of naming and identifying documents and records.