ACA adds a new "greening" standard for corrections.
In early 2010, a new standard was introduced and championed by Richard Stalder, the former director of corrections in Louisiana, that would demonstrate "greening" strategies for efficiency that were eco-friendly, and would be cost effective. The new standard was passed in July 2010 at the 140th Congress of Correction in Chicago by the Standards Committee. The standard is listed below:
Proposal. The facility/agency shall demonstrate that is has examined within the audit cycle and where appropriate and feasible, implemented strategies that promote recycling, energy and water conservation, pollution reduction and utilization of renewable energy alternatives.
General Comments. Correctional facilities and programs have the responsibility to implement strategies that allow correctional facilities to be managed in ways that are most cost-effective and deliver superior performance, while improving environmental responsibility and sustainability. This includes recycling (including paper, metal and plastic products), and energy conservation (including building insulation, heating and ventilation, temperature controls, vehicle fuel efficiency, water economies, physical plant engineering and energy measures), pollution reduction (including composting sewer treatment, litter abatement and carbon emissions), and utilization of renewable energy alternatives (bio-fuels, solar collection, turbine energy production and methane collection).
This standard is applicable for both adult and juvenile agencies. This standard, as well as all standards passed since the publication of the 2010 Standards Supplement, is available for viewing on ACA's website at www.aca.org.
Recently Accredited Facilities
The following facilities and programs received certification or accreditation at the 141st Congress of Correction in San Antonio. Congratulations to the staff of these facilities and agencies on attaining this level of operation through hard work and dedication to ACA standards.
*--Indicates achievement of initial certification or accreditation.
(100)--Indicates that the facility or program met 100 percent of applicable standards.
Academy of Training Skills LLC
Academy of Training Skills Lacissine, La.
Alabama Department of Youth Services
Autauga Campus Group Home (100) Prattville
Montgomery Group Home (100) Montgomery
North Alabama Group Home Florence
Thomasville R.E.A.C.H. Up Program Thomasville
Troy University Group Home (100) Troy
Alameda County Sheriffs Office
Santa Rita Jail Las Veeas
Alexandria Sheriff's Office
Alexandria Detention Facility Alexandria, Va.
AMIKids Alexandria Alexandria, La.
AMIKids Donaldsonville (100) Donaldsonville, La.
AMIKids Southwest Louisiana Lake Charles, La.
Arkansas Department of Correction
Benton Unit Benton
Tucker Unit Tucker
Wrightsville Complex Wrightsville
Arlington County Sheriffs Office
Arlington County Detention Facility Arlington, Va.
Atkins House Inc.
Atkins House York, Pa.
Bergen County Sheriffs Office
Bergen County Jail * Hackensack, N.J.
Broward County Sheriff's Office
Department of Detention Joseph V. Conte Facility Pompano Beach, Fla.
Main Jail Bureau Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
North Broward Bureau Pompano Beach, Fla.
Paul Rein Facility Pompano Beach. Fla.
Bucks County Department of Corrections
Bucks County Community Corrections Center Doylestown, Pa.
Butler County Juvenile Court
Butler County Juvenile Rehabilitation
City of Faith Prison Ministries
City of Faith - Monroe * Monroe, La.
Colorado Department of Corrections
Buena Vista Correctional Facility Buena Vista
Canon Minimum Centers Canon City
Centennial Correctional Facility/ Colorado State Penitentiary Canon City
Crossroads to Freedom House Therapeutic Community Canon City
Delta Correctional Center Delta
O.U.R. House Therapeutic Community (100)
Rifle Correctional Center Rifle
Sterling Correctional Facility Sterling
Comanche County Juvenile Bureau
Comanche County Regional Juvenile Detention Center Lawton, Okla.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Board of Probation and
Community Counseling and Correctional Services Inc.
Butte Pre-Release and Women's Transitional Center Butte, Mont.
Community Receiving Home Inc.
Renaissance Home for Youth (100)
Community Resources for Justice
Hampshire House Manchester, N.H.
Corrections Corporation of America
Adams County Correctional Center Natchez, Miss.
Cibola County Correctional Center Milan, New Mexico
Cimmaron Correctional Center Cushing, Okla.
Central Arizona Detention Center Florence, Ariz.
Correctional Treatment Facility Washington, D.C.
Davis Correctional Facility Holdenville, Okla.
Elizabeth Detention Center Elizabeth, N.J.
Florence Correctional Center Florence, Ariz.
Hardeman County Correctional Facility Whiteville, Tenn.
Houston Processing Center Houston
Idaho Correctional Center
North Georgia Detention Center Gainesville, Ga.
San Diego Correctional Center San Diego
Torrance County Detention Center Estancia, New Mexico
Webb County Detention Center Laredo, Texas
Cumberland County Sheriffs Office
Cumberland County Jail Portland, Maine
Crispus Attucks Associates of York, Pennsylvania
Crispus Attucks York, Pa.
DeKalb County Sheriffs Office
DeKalh County Jail Decatur, Ga.
Delaware Department of Youth Services
The Ferris School Wilmington
New Castle County Detention Center Wilmington
William Marion Stevenson House Milford
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Robert A. Christiansen Justice Center * Castle Rock, Colo.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
FCC Allenwood Allenwood, Pa.
FCC Terre Haute Terre Haute, Ind.
FDC Sea Tac Seattle
FCI Ashland Ashland, Ky.
FCI Big Spring Big Spring, Texas
FCI Edgefield Edgefield, S.C.
FCI Fair ton Fairton, N.J.
FCI Greenville Greenville, III.
FCI Gilmer Glenville, W.V.
FCIJesup Jesup, Ga.
FCI Loretto Loretto, Pa.
FCI Oxford Oxford, Wis.
FCI Phoenix Phoenix
FCI Terminal Island Terminal Island, Calif.
FMC Lexington Lexington, Ky.
MDC Guaynabo Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
MDC Los Angeles Los Angeles
MCC San Diego San Diego
USP Big Sandy Inez, Ky.
USP McCreary Pine Knot, Ky.
Florida Department of Corrections
Cocoa Work Release Center Cocoa
Dinsmore Work Release Center Jacksonville
Ft. Pierce Work Release Center Ft. Pierce
Kissimmee Work Release Center Kissimrnee
Okaloosa Correctional Institution
Orlando Work Release Center Orlando
Putnam Correctional Institution East Palatka
Tallahassee Work Release Center Tallahassee
Taylor Correctional Institution Perry
Tomoka Correctional Institution Daytona Beach
Union Correctional Institution Raiford
Walton Correctional Institution DeFuniak Springs
G4S Youth Services Inc.
Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center Alexander, Ark.
Gaudenzia Crossroads Erie, Pa.
Philly House Philadelphia
GEO Group Inc.
Allen Correctional Center Kinder, La.
Aurora Detention Center Aurora, Colo.
Bronx Community Re-Entry Center Bronx N.Y.
Cleveland Correctional Center Cleveland, Texas
Lockhart Secure Work Program Lockhart, Texas
New Castle Correctional Facility New Castle, Ind.
Queens Private Detention Facility Jamaica, N.Y.
Regional Correctional Center Albuquerque, N.M.
South Bay Correctional Facility South Bay, Fla.
Graham County Board of Supervisors
Eastern Arizona Regional Juvenile Detention Facility Safford, Ariz.
Greene County Court of Common Pleas
Greene County Adult Probation
Hamilton County Juvenile Court
Hillcrest Training School Cincinnati
Hampden County Sheriffs Office
Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center * Chicopee, Mass.
Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Minimum Work Release * (100) Chicopee, Mass.
Indiana Department of Corrections
Edinburgh Correctional Facility
Indiana Correctional Training Institute (100) New Castle
Madison Correctional Facility * Madison
Putnamville Correctional Facility Greencastle
South Bend Community Re-entry Center * South Bend
Westville Correctional Facility Westville
Jackson County Family Court
Juvenile Electronic Monitoring Kansas City, Mo.
Juvenile Probation Kansas City, Mo.
Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement
KPEP Berrien Benton Harbor, Mich.
KPEP Chicago Kalamazoo, Mich.
Kentucky Department of Corrections
Bell County Forestry Camp (100)
Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice
Ashland Day Treatment Center Ashland
Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention
Erie Avenue Facility Philadelphia
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Clark County Detention Center Las Vegas
Louisiana Department of Public Safety
Avoyelles Correctional Center
Central Office of Adult Services
David C. Knapps Correctional Officer
Training Academy (100)
J. Levy Dabadie Correctional Center (100) Pineville
Louisiana State Penitentiary Angola
Prison Enterprises (100) Baton Rouae
Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas
Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Detention Center Youngstown, Ohio
Miami Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department
Women's Detention Center Miami
Michigan Department of Corrections
Alger Correctional Facility Munising
Baraga Maximum Security Baraga
Carson City Correctional Facility Carson City
Earnest C. Brooks/West Shoreline Correctional Facility Muskegon Heights
Macomb Correctional Facility New Haven
Thumb Correctional Facility Lapeer
MinSec Companies, LLC
Broad Street Facility Philadelphia
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Mississippi Department of Corrections Probation and Parole
Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas
Secure Transitional Offender
Montgomery County Juvenile Court
Center for Adolescent Services (100) New Lebannon, Ohio
Montgomery County Sheriffs Office
Montgomery County Jail Dayton, Ohio
Nebraska Department of Corrections
Community Corrections Center--Omaha
Cornhusker Sate Industries (100) Lincoln
Diagnostic and Evaluation Center Lincoln
Omaha Correctional Center Omaha
New York State Department of Correctional Services
Adirondack Correctional Facility Ray Brook
Cape Vincent Correctional Facility Cape Vincent
Collins Correctional Facility Collins
Eastern New York Correctional Facility Napanoch
Fulton Correctional Facility (100) Bronx
Gowanda Correctional Facility Gowanda
Groveland Correctional Facility Sonyea
Lincoln Correctional Facility (100) New York
Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility Wilton
Watertown Correctional Facility Watertown
Wende Correctional Facility Alden
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Red Hook Residential Center (100) Red Hook
Staten Island Residential Center Staten Island
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Division of Community Corrections Oklahoma City
Female Offenders Community Corrections and Residential Services Oklahoma City
Jess Dunn Correctional Center Taft
Oklahoma State Penitentiary McAl ester
Oklahoma State Reformatory Granite
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation
Chillicothe Correctional Institution Chillicothe
Southeastern Correctional Institutions Lancaster
Ohio Department of Youth Services
Bureau of Parole (100) Columbus
Central Office Columbus
Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio (100) Bowling Green
Ohio Juvenile Community Corrections Facilities
West Central Juvenile Rehabilitation
Center (100) Troy
Pasco County Sheriff's Office
Detention Central Facility (100) Land O'Lakes, Fla.
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Philadelphia Community Corrections
Philadelphia Community Corrections
Philadelphia Community Corrections
SCI Greensburg Greensburg
SCI Rockview Bellefonte
Pueblo County Sheriff's Office
Pueblo County Detention Center * Pueblo, Colo.
Safer Foundation Inc.
North Lawndale Adult Transition
Center (100) Chicago
Tennessee Department of Children's Services
Mountain View Youth Development
Woodland Hills Youth Development
Center (100) Nashville
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Dominquez Unit San Antonio
Eastham Unit Lovelady
Hightower Unit Dayton
Hill Top/Mountain View Units Gatesville
McConnell Unit Beeville
Plane/Henley Units Davton
Robertson Unit Abilene
Sanchez Unit El Paso
Texas Youth Commission
Gainesville State School * (100) Gainesville
McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility * (100)
Travis County Juvenile Board
Travis County Juvenile Detention Austin
Travis County Juvenile Probation (100) Austin
Travis County Leadership Academy * (100) Austin
Virginia Department Corrections
Lunenburg Correctional Center Victoria
Mecklenburg Correctional Center Boydton
Nottoway Correctional Center Burkeville
Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans
Residential Re-Entry Center * (100) New Orleans
West Virginia Department of Corrections
Mount Olive Correctional Complex Mount Olive
Will County Circuit Court
River Valley Juvenile Detention Joliet III.