County correctional facility receives accreditation

NORWICH – The Chenango County Correctional Facility was lauded as one of the best in the state Monday at the county Board of Supervisors meeting, when the department earned reaccreditation through the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Accreditation Program.

The accreditation program was created to enhance the provision of services by corrections division of sheriffs’ offices and to improve the public perception of sheriff’s offices in New York State. Less than half the correctional facilities in the state meet the 166 standards accreditation is based on, so to receive reaccreditation is worthy of applause, said New York State Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director Peter Kehoe, who presented the award to Sheriff Ernest Cutting at Monday’s meeting.

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