CSAC Bulletin Article

Seven More California Prisons Earn Accreditation

August 11, 2016

The Commission on Accreditation for Corrections accredited seven more California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) prisons bringing the total number of accredited state prisons to 30. CDCR is slated to achieve the goal of having all 34 state-owned institutions and one leased prison accredited by 2017. CDCR began the process of seeking nationally recognized accreditation from the American Correctional Association (ACA) in 2010.

The seven newly accredited institutions are the California Correctional Center, California Institution for Men, California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, Calipatria State Prison, Pleasant Valley State Prison, Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility and Valley State Prison.

Founded in 1870, the ACA is the leading internationally recognized authority on corrections and its role in the criminal justice system and in society. ACA develops standards based on research designed to improve correctional facilities on all levels. For more information please visit this website: http://cdcrtoday.blogspot.com/.

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