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Title: Standards for Small Jail Facilities
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 99
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Grant Number: 88JO1GGY5
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929310-04-7
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document contains standards published by the American Correctional Association (ACA) regarding accreditation guidelines for small jails, i.e., those housing 50 inmates or less.
Abstract: These small jail standards are used by the ACA auditor during the on-site visit that confirms information contained in the facility's application for accreditation and self-evaluation report. To receive accreditation, a facility must meet 100 percent of the mandatory standards and 90 percent of the nonmandatory standards. The 12 mandatory standards pertain to safety and emergency procedures, security and control, food service, sanitation and hygiene, and health care services. The nonmandatory standards cover areas ranging from administration, personnel, and fiscal management, to inmate records, physical plant, special management inmates, inmate rights, classification, inmate programs, and release preparation. 5 appendixes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Accreditation standards; American Correctional Association (ACA); Jail standards
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