CARLISLE, Ind. (WTHI) - The Wabash Valley Correctional Facility has been recommended for re-accreditation by the American Correctional Association Visiting Audit Team.
The facility met 100 percent of 55 mandatory standards and 99.3 percent of 451 non-mandatory standards. The standards confirm Wabash Valley meets safety, security, sanitation, physical plant, food service, medical, training and other requirements.
The 99.3 percentage mark is a best ever total for the maximum-security facility.
Wabash Valley Superintendent Richard Brown said "re-accreditation is awarded to the Best of the Best in the corrections field and our staff demonstrates their dedication and commitment to public safety each and every day!"
Benefits of accreditation include a safer environment for staff and offenders, improved staff morale and professionalism along with defense against lawsuits.
The Wabash Valley Correctional Facility is a maximum-minimum security facility housing nearly 2,100 offenders with 655 total staff, making Wabash Valley one of the top employers in Sullivan County.
Formal re-accreditation will be awarded WVCF during the 143 rd Congress of Corrections meeting January 25-30 th 2013 in Houston, Texas.
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