Another dubious rubber stamp for a dangerous East Bay jail

San Francisco Chronicle

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office recently presented the results of the American Correctional Association’s (ACA) latest audit of Santa Rita Jail to a Board of Supervisors committee. Its glowing conclusions are absurd and indefensible. The ACA supposed purpose is to ensure that corrections facilities adhere to health and safety standards, however it endangers the lives of incarcerated people by offering a stamp of approval to prisons and jails regardless of the conditions within.