SHOUT OUT: The Bergen County Jail was found in full compliance with standards set forth by the New Jersey Department of Corrections, following a five-day inspection last month, Sheriff Michael Saudino announced this morning.
The DOC, through its Office of County Services, found that the jail satisfies all 627 requirements outlined in the New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 1OA:31, known as the “Manual of Standards for New Jersey Adult County Correctional Facilities.”
“This is an excellent day for the men and women who tirelessly work at making the Bergen County Jail a safe and efficient facility,” Saudino said. “This achievement signifies that this administration is fulfilling its commitment to the taxpayers to run a
first-rate facility consistent with the core functions of the Sheriff s Office.”
The DOC standards include:
Planning and Design, Personnel, Training and Staff Development, Management of Information Systems and Inmate Records, Emergency Procedures, Security and Control;
Use and Control of Security Equipment, Food Service, Sanitation, Inmate Clothing and Hygienic Living Conditions, Medical, Dental and Health Services, Inmate Rights, Access to Courts, Disciplinary Procedures, Protective Custody;
Mail, Visits, Admission, Search, Orientation, Property Control and Release, Classification, Remission of Time from Sentence, Inmate Work Programs, Inmate Services, Volunteer Programs, Fiscal Management.
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