Department of Corrections
Roederer Correctional Complex Receives High Scores In National Re-accreditation Audit
Frankfort, Ky. (April 25, 2008) – Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) will receive its re-accreditation award during the American Correctional Association’s summer conference that will be held in New Orleans in August.
RCC Warden James Sweat and his staff were praised for their hard work and dedication during the prison’s April 21-23 audit. The accreditation panel complimented the facility for its extreme cleanliness and professionalism of staff. Auditors were also very impressed with the prison’s “intake process” – the system used by staff to manage the large volume of inmates processed daily through the Roederer Correctional Complex. RCC serves as the Department of Corrections assessment center for male offenders.
The institution was accredited for the seventh time and received a score of 98.6% on non-mandatory and 100% on mandatory standards.
“I am very pleased with the results of the audit,” said Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson. “The audit team was extremely tough and scores this high, under this type of scrutiny, demonstrate the tremendous effort of Roederer’s correctional staff. It shows both the quality of their performance and the commitment to professional service that they exhibit day in and day out.”
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.