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Front Page - Friday, September 14, 2018

Jail achieves national accreditation




The Hamilton County Jail achieved full compliance with American Correctional Association standards and best practices for jails during a recent accreditation audit.

“This is an exceptional accomplishment for a facility over 30 years old and is a testament to the dedication and professionalism of the people who work at the Hamilton County Jail,” says Sheriff Jim Hammond. “I’m proud of each employee.”

Accreditation addresses services, programs and operations essential to good correctional practice, including safety, security, order, care, programming, justice, administration and management.

The Hamilton County Jail began its pursuit for accreditation a few years ago. The facility will maintain its accreditation by continuing to adhere to the standards and best practices for jails, submitting annual reports to the Commission on Accreditation and participating in ACA re-accreditation audits every three years.

The Hamilton County Jail is now one of eight jails in Tennessee to achieve accreditation from the American Correctional Association.

Source: Hamilton County Jail