The Erie County Prison earned full compliance during the 2016 inspection conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, according to a press release on Monday.
Receiving full compliance is earned when a facility and staff have exceeded expectations.
The Office of County Inspections and Services is responsible for maintaining a statewide program of independent field inspections of all county prisons.
Inspections determine prison compliance with controlling Commonwealth statutes and regulations.
“I credit the outstanding inspection results to the professional, ethical and hardworking staff that continue to do their job on a daily basis,” said Erie County Prison Warden Kevin Sutter. “I believe the Erie County Prison to be one of the finest county facilities in Pennsylvania, and it is nice when an outside set of eyes confirms that we are doing our jobs at the highest level of excellence.”
Due to achieving full compliance, the Erie County Prison is exempt from the normal one-year inspection cycle.
The next inspection cycle for the facility will be 2018.