New York City Department of Correction

Manhattan Detention Complex: Control and Accountability Over Bail Funds

Bail for individuals in the custody of the New York City Department of Correction may be posted at the Manhattan Detention Complex. The facility is responsible for recording the receipt of such bail funds, depositing the funds in its bank account, and remitting the funds to the New York City Department of Finance for safekeeping. We audited the controls over these bail funds and found that they were not always adequately controlled and appropriately safeguarded while they were in the possession of the Manhattan Detention Complex. We also identified delays in the deposit and remittal of the funds. While our audit identified no instances of missing bail funds, the risk of such irregularities increases if the funds are not adequately controlled, appropriately safeguarded, and promptly remitted for safekeeping.

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