Department of Corrections
Luther Luckett Receives Perfect Score Re-Accreditation Audit
Frankfort, Ky. (October 2, 2009) – Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC) received a perfect score during its re-accreditation audit this week with the American Correctional Association (ACA). This is the highest audit score ever achieved by LLCC, and only the third time in the history of the Department that a medium-security institution has received a perfect score.
“This has been a difficult week, but you did a great job and your mission is fulfilled,” said auditor Hugh Daley, a retired official from the Ohio Department of Corrections. “You are truly among the elite correctional institutions in the country. You deserve the praise and recognition you are receiving today.”
This audit marked the 10th accreditation in Luther Luckett’s history.
Deputy Commissioner Al Parke was at the prison this afternoon when auditors announced their findings and he congratulated LLCC employees.
“ACA does not give out this type of score on a regular basis,” said Parke. “It shows the dedication and hard work you have put into this process as a team. This is a well-deserved score from an extremely well-run institution.”
The prison will receive its re-accreditation award during ACA’s winter conference in Tampa.
ACA consists of over 500 national standards that cover security, operational and programming aspects of a prison and require constant monitoring and quality control checks. Each prison is audited by ACA every three years and has an inter-departmental audit (Program Security Review) every year. Kentucky has been a member of ACA since the early 1980s.