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This accreditation is highly sought and once it has been achieved must be maintained through continued audits by outside sources. ACA offers among its services correctional academies and continued training for its members. They continue to develop new types of training and continually update their accreditation standards for the changing markets and new laws. They also provide professional workshops and conferences for corrections professionals. They publish a monthly magazine entitled Corrections Today in addition to other corrections related journals and publications (http://www.aca.org).
Quality assures happy customers and happy customers are usually repeat customers. Maintaining accreditation as well as continued audits by the contracting agency, ACA and the company’s audit teams will ensure a facility continues to operate with little or no difficulties. No prison runs without issues, but continued quality of care will ease customer relations and help to maintain order within a facility. When there is order there is profitability. And private is for profit.
Corrections Corporation of America ensures its facilities adhere to all 500 of the ACA standards by undergoing more than 20 audits from each facility annually. More than 75% of all CCA facilities are ACA accredited and this far exceeds the national average for state operated facilities.
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