(Centinela among newly accredited State Prisons)…The Commission on Accreditation for Corrections has accreditated 8 additional State Prisons.
That the total number of California Accreditated Prisons to 16. The most recent Accreditations were announced over the weekend during the American Correctional Association’s 144th Congress of Correction in Salt Lake City, Utah. Along with Centinela, the California Institution for Women, Chuckawalla Valley State Prison, Folsom State Prison, Ironwood State Prison, Kern Valley State Prison, Sierra Conservation Center and Wasco State Prison and Reception Center were also accreditated. Officials say the ACA accreditation is an important and highly respected indicator, which demonstrates that the State Prisons are being operated safely, professionally, humanely and in compliance with the US Constitution.