DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Montgomery County Jail announced Thursday that it has earned accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care by following the commission’s “Standards for Health Services in Jails.”
“We have a legal obligation to provide inmates with appropriate health care, and we will do our job with innovation, excellence and efficiency on behalf of the taxpayers,” said Sheriff Rob Streck.
The sheriff’s office said that the NCCHC has surveyed and accredited jails, prisons and juvenile detention and confinement facilities for 40 years. The Montgomery County Jail is just one out of roughly a dozen jails accredited by NCCHC in Ohio.
“In achieving NCCHC accreditation, The Montgomery County Jail has demonstrated its
commitment to meeting constitutional requirements for health care delivery for
incarcerated individuals,” said National Commission CEO Deborah Ross, CCHP.
“Accreditation is a voluntary process and we commend The Montgomery County Jail for
successfully undertaking this challenge to provide quality health care and instill confidence
in the community it serves.”