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(Richmond, IN)--Wayne County was formally given its accreditation Tuesday from the National Institute for Jail Operations.  Wayne County is the first in a three-state region to receive that designation, and it’s meaningful for several reasons.  Sheriff Jeff Cappa said it’s a protection to taxpayers.  The percentage of liability to a taxpayer for a jail is normally around 70%.  "When you are accredited in your jail operations, especially in the legal-based part of it, then you take that liability down from 70% to 28 or 30%," Cappa said.  Cappa credited his staff.  "Correctional officer is one of the most stressful jobs...just like a law enforcement officer.  It takes a special person to do that kind of work."  The jail had to meet 600 guidelines and work for two years to get the accreditation.

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