Pelican Bay earns acreditation

Crescent City - Pelican Bay Prison in Crescent City has received accreditation from the American Correctional Institution.

This significant designation is an important step that indicates a properly operated and safe prison that is humane and run in compliance with the US Constitution. Since last fall, A.C.I. teams have conducted comprehensive on-site-audits of all aspects of prison operations. Pelican Bay is one of 8 correctional institutions that have received accreditation this year.

Sixteen prisons in total are in good standing at this time. The A.C.I. says its goal is to have all 34 prisons in California be accredited by 2017.