The Monmouth County Correctional Institution was recently audited by the New Jersey Department of Corrections and was acknowledged for being 100 percent compliant with state standards. The annual review consisted of a comprehensive study which encompassed all areas of the jail, and, was conducted by four state auditors. “This grade of excellence reaffirms the fact that the Monmouth County Correctional Institution operates under the highest of standards and continues to meet or exceed the state requirements set forth to run this top correctional facility,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden.

A total of 581 standards were reviewed at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, which is a direct supervision jail, with a 1,328 bed capacity. The facility houses county, state and federal inmates as well as immigration and customs enforcement detainees. The team of auditors toured the entire jail and examined standards such as security, medical, personnel, fiscal management, planning, design, access to courts, food services, sanitization, searches, admissions, mail, inmate services, disciplinary procedures and property control. As part of the audit the team also interviewed staff and inmates.

The audit is mandated annually by the state. In 2009 the facility was also 100 percent compliant. “I commend this team effort led by Warden William Fraser along with his staff for their commitment to excellence and for making this achievement possible,” said Sheriff Golden.

In addition to being state certified, the Monmouth County Correctional Institution is nationally accredited by the American Correctional Association and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare.