On August 21, 2017, the Sherburne County Jail became the 2nd jail in the state of Minnesota to be awarded national accreditation by the American Correctional Association (ACA). Less than 3% of the 3400 local jails nationwide have received this recognition.
To achieve accreditation by the ACA, a jail must be in compliance with 100% of the mandatory standards (60) and 90% of the non-mandatory standards (323). The Sherburne County Jail is proud to report compliance with 100% of the mandatory standards and 96.7% of the non-mandatory standards.
ACA standards address such areas as the jail's administrative operations, budget/fiscal management, staff training, inmate records, jail security & operations, inmate classification and discipline, jail physical plant, food service, safety & sanitation, health care, and other inmate services and programs.