NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In 2010, 20 correctional facilities operated in partnership with Corrections Corp. of America won accreditation from the American Correctional Association.
Two of the CCA’s newest correctional facilities — Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, Mississippi and the North Georgia Detention Center in Gainesville, Georgia — earned accreditation for the first time.
Four other facilities — Marion Adjustment Center in St. Mary, Ky.; McRae Correctional Facility in McRae, Ga.; Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing, Okla.; and Davis Correctional Facility in Holdenville, Okla.; won reaccreditation with perfect scores of 100 percent.
Reaccreditation scores for the 14 remaining audited facilities maintained CCA’s overall ACA accreditation average of 99.3 percent.
ACA accreditation audits are done every three years through a three-day review process during which corrections experts appointed by the ACA examine a facility’s operations, such as employee training, administration, security, rehabilitation programs and healthcare.
Achieving accreditation requires facilities to meet 100 percent of more than 60 mandatory standards and comply with 90 percent of 480 non-mandatory standards.
CCA facilities accredited from June through December of 2010 will be formally recognized at the ACA 2011 Winter Conference, which will take place in San Antonio, Texas between January 28 and February 2.