CCA Earns 2009 Systemwide ACA Accreditation Score of 99.4%
CCA earns high ratings in annual American Correctional Association round-up, exceeds last
Nashville, Tenn. (Vocus) Fourteen correctional facilities operated by CCA were successfully audited by the
American Correctional Association (ACA) in 2009, resulting in re-accreditation of 13 facilities and the first-ever
accreditation of another CCA correctional center.
“Earning accreditation from ACA, the leading national correctional organization, demonstrates CCA’s
commitment to quality that now spans more than 25 years,” said Gus Puryear, CCA executive vice president and
general counsel, who oversees the company’s quality assurance division.
Three CCA facilities achieved a perfect score of 100 percent in 2009: Crowley County Correctional Facility
(Olney Springs, Colo.), Kit Carson Correctional Center (Burlington, Colo.) and New Mexico Women’s
Correctional Facility (Grants, N.M.). To date, more than 90 percent of CCA facilities have earned ACA
“It’s extremely challenging to obtain a perfect rating on an ACA accreditation audit,” said Don Murray, CCA
managing director, Quality Assurance. “It requires a consistent, concentrated focus on the part of all facility
With an average accreditation score of 99.4 percent last year – up from 99.2 percent in 2008 –
CCA maintained a quality performance rating that was measured against the ACA’s high operational standards in
a rigorous evaluation process. The organization assessed CCA’s employee training, facility safety and security,
and other operational and administrative practices.
“We’re fortunate to have outstanding employees who are committed to the ongoing preparation process for ACA
audits,” said Rick Seiter, CCA executive vice president and chief corrections officer. “We’re all very proud of
these facilities’ accomplishments.”
Twenty CCA facilities, including two seeking first-time accreditation (Adams County Correctional Center in
Natchez, Miss., and Nor