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ACA adds a new "greening" standard for corrections.

The corrections field has embraced environmentally friendly strategies that save resources, conserve energy and provide inmates with job skills that will be useful upon their release from prison. Corrections agencies and departments have been at the forefront of the green movement in recycling programs, composting and gardening, and have initiated strategies that have saved the taxpayers millions of dollars.

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

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 Inc.

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


Hamilton, Ohio

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)

Alexandria, La.

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

Kuna, Idaho

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 Memphis

Memphis, Tenn.

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 Inc.

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


Xenia, Ohio

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



Kintock Group

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

Baton Rouge

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


Dayton, Ohio

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

and Corrections

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

Center #2


Philadelphia Community Corrections

Center #3


Philadelphia Community Corrections

Center #4


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

Center (100)


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

Michael Unit

Tennessee Colony

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.
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Date:Apr 1, 2011
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