Kemper-Neshoba Regional Correctional Facility Receives an Almost Perfect Audit
On February 26-28, 2014, The Kemper-Neshoba Regional Correctional Facility participated in an audit that was conducted by the American Correctional Association. The audit occurs on a three year cycle and includes 530 standards. Of the 530 standards, 61 were related to medical issues, and the additional 469 standards were non-mandatory standards. The facility received a rating of 99.8 percent compliance. All indicators were passed with the exception of a full-time recreational coordinator; however, the facility has a part-time coordinator that assists with recreational activities.
The Kemper-Neshoba Regional Correctional Facility falls under the jurisdiction of Kemper County’s Sheriff, James Moore. Sheriff Moore was very proud of the compliance rating and commended the Warden, Johnny Crockett, and his staff for the outstanding job that they are doing to ensure that the facility meets compliance issues. The facility can house up to 497 inmates. Presently, the facility has a total of 419 inmates with 355 being housed on the state side and the remaining 64 being housed on the county side of the facility. The Warden stated that the success of the Kemper-Neshoba Regional Correctional Facility is due to the good working relationship between the jail employees and the Kemper County Sheriff’s Department. He added that each department is needed to ensure that the facility is run effectively.
According to the Warden, the preparation stages for the 2016 audit have begun. It is a practice that has to be implemented on a daily basis. The process for hiring a full-time recreational coordinator is in the planning process.