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High Marks for Corrections

Monday, 30 October 2017

Two separate audits have given high marks to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Facilities.  The first audit concerned the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).  Every three years the KCSO Correctional Facilities are required to undergo an audit to make sure they are adhering to the PREA standards.  KCSO Corrections Facilities met all the requirements as they have done since the implementation of the standards in 2013.  This audit was conducted by two independent auditors in early October.

The second audit involved the American Corrections Association (ACA) which inspects KCSO Corrections Facilities every three years.  This year The Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility received a perfect score of 100% for mandatory and non-mandatory requirements.  There are approximately 60 mandatory and over 200 non-mandatory requirements.  This was completed by three independent auditors on October 20th.

The downtown jail in the City County Building received a 97 on non-mandatory because of the age of the facility, which was built in 1979.  It received a 100% on mandatory requirements.

Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones said he is proud of the hard working men and women of the Corrections Division and commends their dedication and commitment.



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