Kendall County jail earns national accreditation

American Correctional Association determined the Sheriff’s Office Correctional Facility in Yorkville meets ‘practical up-to-date policies and procedures’

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Facility has received an accreditation from the American Correctional Association, meeting 100 percent of the organization’s standards, the local law enforcement agency announced in a press release Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Per the national group, the county jail has practices that ensure services and health care for detainees in addition to essential security. The ACA’s expected practices met “practical up-to-date policies and procedures” used by correctional facilities around the world.

“It is the mission of the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Facility to operate in accordance with the highest jail standards,” Sheriff Dwight Baird said in the press release. “I’m incredibly proud of the men and women who work every day to ensure that our mission is accomplished.”

The county’s facility met 100 percent of ACA’s mandatory standards and 94 percent of its non-mandatory standards, according to the press release.

The organization’s standards were formed by national experts in corrections, law, architecture and health care.