Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 09, 2012
Eight CCA facilities have been accredited or re-accredited by auditors with the American Correctional Association (ACA). The average score exceeds 99 percent with two facilities receiving an impressive 100 percent. The accreditations were awarded at ACA's summer conference on July 22, 2012 held in Denver, Colorado.
"ACA standards are the road-map to excellence in every aspect of what CCA strives for," said Jan Fuson, CCA consultant for Quality Assurance. "Upholding the highest standards possible ensures CCA is doing its very best to protect communities, the individuals in our care and each of our 17,000 dedicated employees."
Accreditation by the ACA occurs every three years and is the industry 'gold standard.' Currently, more than 93 percent of CCA’s operating facilities are ACA-accredited, among the highest rates of similarly sized corrections systems.
“Every aspect of the correctional facility operations and practices is thoroughly measured," said Don Murray, CCA managing director for Quality Assurance. "Accreditation is an intense top-to-bottom on-site audit and review of everything, from security to training... inmate rehabilitation to healthcare services."
The following facilities were successfully re-accredited with the exception of Nevada Southern Detention Center, one of CCA's newer facilities, which received accreditation for the first time.
Citrus County Detention Facility – Lecanto, FL
Coffee Correctional Facility – Nicholls, GA
Eloy Detention Center – Eloy, AZ
Kit Carson Correctional Center – Burlington, CO
Nevada Southern Detention Center – Pahrump, NV
New Mexico Women's Correctional – Grants, NM
Wheeler Correctional Facility – Alamo, GA
Winn Correctional Center – Winnfield, LA
CCA is the nation’s largest provider of partnership corrections to federal, state and local government, operating more than 60 facilities, including more than 40 company-owned facilities, with more than 90,000 beds, in 20 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to providing the residential services for inmates, CCA facilities offer rehabilitation and educational programs, including education, vocation, religious services, life skills and employment training and substance abuse treatment. For more information, visit: http://www.cca.com and http://www.ccacommunities.com.