(Photo: Sheriff Regalado, ACA Chairperson Kathy Brown, ACA Team Members Quessie Parks and Ernest Umunna, David Parker)

TULSA – The Tulsa County Jail received a recommended 100 percent compliance from the American Correctional Association (ACA) after they conducted an audit. ACA announced their findings to Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) staff and administration, informing them that the Tulsa County Jail successfully met all 59 mandatory standards, as well as 204 non-mandatory jail standards.

“I am proud of the staff members both at the jail and across this agency who have worked hard to ensure that we are running the jail according to the highest standards,” TCSO Sheriff Vic Regalado said. “It’s because of them that our jail has been recommended for perfect scores by the ACA.”

The ACA is the organization responsible for establishing operational standards designed to enhance correctional practices across America. It creates standards meant to enhance the lives of the inmates, staff, administrators and the public.

“The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office has achieved what no other sheriff’s office in Oklahoma has achieved, reaccreditation complying with national standards,” ACA Executive Director James A. Gondals, Jr. said. “The citizens of Tulsa County should be proud to know their fellow citizens are treated humanely and the officer’s jobs are safer.”

The ACA will pass their findings on to the ACA’s board members, who will review the findings and make a final decision on the jail’s scores in January 2019.


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Kaitlyn Dillard joined the Inside Owasso team in 2018, providing news coverage for the Owasso area. She graduated from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma with a bachelors in English with a minor in communication.

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