“These hard-earned accreditations are only awarded to the best of the best in corrections,” said CDCR Secretary Jeff Beard. “The ACA was aware of the class action litigation against California, so it sent its most experienced auditors to review these prisons. Their findings demonstrate these institutions are providing quality health care and inmate programs and are employing the proper use of segregation. These accreditations are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff.”
As the Hunger Strike now enters its 40th day, the words of Dr. Beard are almost hauntingly eerie, like being trapped in a sci-fi movie, not believing the reality of what is happening. Dr. Beard coins the phrase regarding the recent ACA accreditations “best of the best” in corrections, just as easily as he coins the phrase “worst of the worst” in reference to the prisoners.
For those who have actually spent time…
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