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Posted on: December 22, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Lake County Jail Receives Another Important Accreditation

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the Lake County Jail’s latest accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.


The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is dedicated to improving the quality of correctional health services and helping correctional facilities provide effective and efficient care. As stated by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, their developed standards ‘have helped correctional facilities improve the health of their inmates and the communities, to which they return, increase the efficiency of their health services delivery, strengthen their organizational effectiveness, and reduce risk of adverse patient outcomes and legal judgments.’


Following the inspection and audit, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care determined the Lake County Jail passed all 38 ‘essential standards’ and passed all 26 ‘important standards,’ thus the Lake County Jail is in 100% compliance.


Sheriff Mark Curran said, “We make it a priority for those incarcerated in the Lake County Jail to be treated fairly, humanely, and with respect, as I have said many times over the years. Exceptional inmate health care and inmate health services are important roles in the overall wellbeing of those incarcerated and I’m extremely proud of the Lake County Jail receiving this accreditation.”


Undersheriff Ray Rose said, “Just this year alone the Lake County Jail received national accreditation by the American Correctional Association (ACA), passed an inspection in all categories by the Illinois Department of Corrections, and now received accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. These are all significant milestones in outside validation of the improved policies, procedures, and best practices implemented and adhered to within the Lake County Jail.’


Chief of Corrections David Wathen said, “The Lake County Jail staff are proud to receive this accreditation and will continue operating with the highest level of professionalism to those we serve.”

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