Department of Corrections
EKCC receives three-year accreditation
Frankfort, KY – Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex (EKCC) will receive their re-accreditation award during the American Correctional Association’s summer conference that will be held in Kansas City, MO in August 2007. This is the sixth audit for EKCC which opened in 1990 and is located in West Liberty, Kentucky.
The accreditation program is a professional peer review process based on over 530 national standards that have evolved since the founding of ACA in 1870. The standards address all areas of prison operation and programs 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 involved with ACA since the early 1980s.
Warden John Motley and his staff were praised for their hard work and dedication during the April 23rd -25th audit. EKCC scored 100% on the mandatory standards and 98.8% on the non-mandatory standards. Audit Chairperson Gail Zeek said, “This is a very good score and a very good facility.”
Commissioner John D. Rees said, “I’m very proud of the staff and all the effort that goes into maintaining a facility of this size.”