Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2003
(Columbus) – The Dayton
Correctional Institution (DCI), a male, minimum/medium security facility,
underwent its fourth American Correctional Association (ACA) re-accreditation
audit from June 4 – 6, 2003, and was found to be in 100% compliance with both
mandatory and non-mandatory standards. DCI
is the first prison in Ohio to receive a perfect score in a full ACA audit, and
was the very first prison in Ohio to become accredited in 1989 under the
leadership of former Warden Reginald A. Wilkinson, currently Director of the
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC).
is a prime example of the high standards of excellence that is maintained
throughout the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and I am proud
of the score that DCI earned,” stated DRC Director Reginald A. Wilkinson.
“Achieving a perfect on all standards is a reflection of the leadership
and dedication of Warden Lawrence Mack and the staff at DCI.
Employees at DCI should be applauded for such an outstanding
ACA accreditation process is a peer review based upon rigorous national
standards. Accreditation is awarded
for a three-year period, after which the institution, or department must
maintain compliance with applicable mandatory and non-mandatory standards.
became one of only several correctional agencies in the country to become fully
accredited in January of 1999 and remains fully accredited today.
more information, please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614)