Audit Finds State’s Public Safety Department Not Meeting Fiduciary Duty to Inmates


The Office of the Auditor and the certified public accounting firm of KPMG LLP
conducted a financial audit of the Department of Public Safety, State of Hawaii,
for the fiscal year July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005.

The audit examined the financial
records and transactions of the department; reviewed the related systems of
accounting and internal controls; and tested transactions, systems, and procedures
for compliance with laws and regulations.

In the opinion of the firm, the financial statements present fairly, in all material
respects, the department