American Correctional Association auditors have recommended accreditation be awarded to Greene Correctional Institution in Maury, another step toward full accreditation of the North Carolina prison system. Greene Correctional is the 24th NCDAC location or operation recommended for accreditation.
ACA auditors said Greene Correctional Institution scored 100 percent on the audit for mandatory standards and 99 percent on non-mandatory standards during their intensive inspections, Dec. 4-6. The ACA Commission on Accreditation for Corrections will vote to formally grant accreditation at a future meeting.
“We have a tremendous staff who show their dedication and commitment day-in and day-out,” said Warden Stephen Waddell. “I’m grateful for the work they do, and the help of everyone who pitched in to prepare for this audit. I am very happy the auditors gave us such exemplary scores on these tough standards.”
These performance-based standards evaluate fundamental correctional practices that ensure staff and offender safety and security; enhance staff morale; improve record maintenance and data management capabilities; and improve the function of the facility.
As part of the accreditation process, the ACA auditors conducted visual inspections, reviewed policies and procedures, and probed the work being done to ensure best practices are met at the prison.
The Department is pursuing accreditation for all prison facilities and Correction Enterprises operations, as envisioned in the NCDAC Strategic Plan.