Cumberland County Jail scores high in accreditation inspection

Posted Oct. 25, 2013, at 9:55 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Cumberland County Jail received a high score during its inspection by auditors from the American Corrections Association earlier this week.

Sheriff Kevin Joyce announced Friday the 570-bed facility earned a score of 99.85 percent during the inspections on Monday and Tuesday.

The inspections consisted of jail operations, sanitation, health care, food service, tool and chemical controls, weapon accountability, training, fire safety, policies and procedures, Joyce explained.

The jail, which opened in 1994, was first accredited by the ACA in 2001 and has successfully completed reaccreditation four times, Joyce said. The facility follows over 400 Adult Local Detention Facility standards set by the ACA, and the facility must be inspected every three years.