Monday, July 29, 2019

Winston County Correctional Facility Easily Passes Federal Audit

The Winston Choctaw County Regional Correctional Facility (WCCRCF) completed a Federal audit on Monday with a 100% rating according to the facility's Warden, Neal Higgason.  The audit, a requirement of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is conducted every three years at all facilities housing state prisoners. 

Warden Neal Higgason
PREA audits are conducted to reduce acts of sexual violence and facilities must comply with 43 standards. Higgason indicated that WCCRCF passed the two day audit with 100% compliance and no deficiencies. The federal audit staff indicated that WCCRCF was "one of the best facilities" that they had audited, according to Higgason.

"I want to give credit to our staff here for the quality of their work and congratulate Sheriff  Jason Pugh on another successful audit", said Higgason.

WCCRCF is a regional correctional facility with a maximum capacity of 380 inmates. Housing state and county inmates, the facility was opened in March of 1999.