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The mission of the Centre County Correctional Facility is to enhance the public safety by providing a safe, secure, and humane Facility through effective programming and education with an emphasis on preparation for successful reentry. We strive for innovative rehabilitation to reduce recidivism.
CCCF Core Values
Correctional personnel need to be problem solvers rather than task oriented, put the concerns of others before their own, prevent inmates from setting the ground rules, recognize their limitations, respect inmates, and take pride in their work and their profession.
Professional correctional leadership is the key to establishing and maintaining humane prisons. It must be emphasized that a single person cannot effectively manage prison, no matter how able and energetic; good administration requires more than just a warden. Leadership may start at the top, but it needs reinforcement and amplification all the way down and across the organization.
Correctional personnel are responsible for the custody, safety, security, and supervision of inmates.
Integrity is one of the characteristics that helps separate the correctional professionals from the offenders. Anytime a professional in the criminal justice system compromises his/her integrity, it deeply troubles all whom take pride in working the field of criminal justice. When this happens, the person who has compromised his/her integrity has let down the entire criminal justice system, all the men, and women who daily place their lives on the line. Anyone in the criminal justice system that compromises their integrity betrays the public’s trust and weakens the entire system.
Dependable staff is mandatory. We have the legal and operational responsibility to be accountable and responsive to the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of our government, to our employees, to the inmates, and most importantly, to the citizens of Centre County.
We are Effective at reducing recidivism with our reentry, drug & alcohol, and education programs. Our programs also make it easier to safely manage the inmate population, improving overall inmate well-being, and improve inmate educational attainment.