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‘Potty watch’ used 1,200 times with limited results

July 11, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Contraband surveillance watches, often informally called “potty watches,” have been used 1,200 times in the 2 ½ years since the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s inspector general began keeping track in mid-2012, producing results 41 percent of the time. Of the 1,200 watches, 837 were completed in less than three days; 303 in three- to six days; 35 in six- to nine days; and 25 took longer than nine days.

Time periodContraband watchesContraband foundPercent of cases where contraband found
July-Dec. 201226312447
201353920839
201439815639
Total120048841
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