Lake County Jail is 100 percent in compliance with the NCCHC
Following an inspection and audit earlier this year, the commission determined the Lake County Jail passed all 38 essential standards, and also passed each of the 26 important standards, making the county jail 100 percent in compliance.
“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,” said Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran. “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.”
Lake County Undersheriff Ray Rose explained that earlier this year, the county jail received national accreditation from the American Correctional Association (ACA) “(It) 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,” he said.
Chief of Lake County 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.”
The commission is dedicated to improving the quality of correctional health services and helping correctional facilities provide effective and efficient care. According to its website, the commission 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.