Department of Corrections
Roederer Correctional Complex Receives Near-Perfect Audit Score

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 13, 2014  
Contact Information:  Lisa Lamb
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(502) 330-0362 (cell)

Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) in LaGrange received a near-perfect audit score on its recent re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA). The prison received a total score of 99.6 percent. RCC received its initial accreditation in 1990 and this audit marks the ninth accreditation in the history of the institution.

RCC is the department’s assessment and classification center for all incoming male felons with the exception of those sentenced to death row. More than 7,000 inmates are processed by the institution each year.

In announcing the scores, audit chairman Lester Young, a retired corrections professional from Oklahoma, was very complimentary of the staff at RCC and the job that everyone does.
“I had heard that Kentucky had a strong history of ACA Accreditation and Roederer Correctional Complex did not disappoint,” said Young. “I was also very impressed with how RCC processes such a large volume of offenders through this institution.”

The auditors were also complimentary of the sanitation and cleanliness of the entire institution. 
Commissioner LaDonna Thompson also congratulated the RCC employees. “Achieving a score of 99.6 percent on an ACA audit is exceptional,” said Thompson. “This isn’t something that you prepare for at the last minute – it requires a lot of hard work on a daily basis to consistently maintain this level of performance.”

ACA accreditation consists of more than 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.