California Regains Oversight of Folsom State Prison

REPRESA, Calif. — Oversight of Folsom State Prison’s (FSP) medical services is once again in the hands of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), according to a July 14 statement by the CDCR. The move marked an important step in the state’s the long-term transition back to full control of inmate medical care. However, more than 30 California correctional facilities remain under federal control.

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Eight California Prisons Earn ACA Accreditation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Eight California prisons recently earned accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, the official accrediting body of the American Correctional Association, bringing the state’s total to 16 approved facilities.

According to a release issued by the CDCR, ACA standards are the national benchmark for the effective operation of correctional facilities. The ACA is responsible for conducting facility audits, while the Commission, comprised of corrections professionals from across the nation, determines accreditation.

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