Department of Corrections
WKCC Attains Second Consecutive 100% in Re-Accreditation Audit; Green River Receives Near Perfect Score
Frankfort, Ky. (June 5, 2009) – Western Kentucky Correctional Complex achieved what auditors said few prisons had when the facility received a perfect score on its re-accreditation audit recently.
The prison became the first medium-security institution in Kentucky to receive a 100 percent on its re-accreditation audit in 2006 and now has set another record by becoming the first medium-security prison to achieve a perfect score on consecutive audits. Each prison is audited by the American Correctional Association (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.
Green River Correctional Complex received a score of 99.3 percent on its recent re-accreditation audit. The audit chairperson said the medium-security prison was exceptionally clean and well run and the entire audit team noted staff interaction with inmates was excellent.
“I am very proud of both these institutions,” said Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson. “This is an outstanding accomplishment and I want to commend the staff for the hard work they do every day. These scores are especially noteworthy considering how hard both these institutions were hit by the ice storm this winter.”
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.