Wyoming DOC receives highest award for corrections excellence

Wyoming DOC receives highest award for corrections excellenceThe American Correctional Association (ACA), along with the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, has presented its highest honor to the Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) for their commitment to excellence in corrections. This honor, also known as the Golden Eagle Award, was presented during the recent ACA Winter Conference in Long Beach, California. The Golden Eagle Award recognizes the notable contribution the WDOC has made to corrections by achieving accreditation for all facilities and programs in its territory. All five prisons in Wyoming, as well as administrative offices and the WDOC training academy, were assessed by ACA auditors during the period of April 2013 through February 2015. All were found to be in full compliance with nationally recognized standards.

In a statement after receiving the award, WDOC Director Bob Lampert said, “Receiving accreditation for 100% of all facilities and programs in our agency is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of WDOC staff and inmates alike.” Just sixteen adult correctional state departments in the United States have received the esteemed Golden Eagle Award. Congratulations to the Wyoming DOC!