Sheriff Bill Prim Gets Accreditation for County Jail

A press release from the American Correctional Association:

McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility Awarded National Accreditation

Elias Diggins, Chairperson of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections (CAC), and Bridget Bayliss-Curren, Director of Standards and Accreditation, American Correctional Association recently announced the accreditation of the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility.

Illegal aliens occupy this part of the jail.

The award was presented in conjunction with the American Correctional Association 2017 Winter Conference on January 23, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

In presenting the award, Elias Diggins, Chairperson of the CAC, and Mary Livers, President of the American Correctional Association (ACA), complimented the facility on their professional level of operation and their success in completing the accreditation process. The agency is one of over 1,500 correctional organizations currently involved in accreditation across the nation.

The accreditation program is a professional peer review process based on national standards that have evolved since the founding of the Association in 1870. The standards were developed by national leaders from the field of corrections, law, architecture, health care, and other groups who are interested in sound correctional management.

ACA standards address services, programs, health care and security operations essential to effective correctional management.

Through accreditation, an agency is able to maintain a balance between protecting the public and providing an environment that safeguards the life, health, and safety of staff and offenders.

Standards set by ACA reflect practical up-to-date policies and procedures and function as a management tool for agencies and facilities throughout the world.

The three-year accreditation award granted to the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility does not signal the end of their involvement in the accreditation process. During the award period, staff will work to improve any deficiencies identified during the audit and maintain continuous compliance with the standards.


Sheriff Bill Prim Gets Accreditation for County Jail — 4 Comments

  1. I wish an independent group of concerned citizens could examine this.

    They would die laughing at the absurdity and then be horrified that the County paid for it.

  2. Two private associations; one headed by Elias Diggins, an ex sheriff from Colorado with a criminal record – what could possibly go wrong!

  3. Sounds like a load of BS to me!

    How much is this costing taxpayers?

  4. I don’t know what to make of it, but it seems like an odd coincidence that Patrick Firman, the former McHenry County Deputy Chief of Corrections, is the guy who took over for Elias Diggins as Denver Sheriff.

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