What's Your Story?

Do you have a story to share? An experience that can help others? For every success, for every failure,
for every lesson learned, there is a story to be told.

Innovative approaches and solutions that address operations, staff training and retention, inmate 
programming, healthcare, and other equally important issues are being developed in jail facilities across the Nation.

Now is the time to consider penning an article in American Jails magazine to tell your story… how you went
from having a problem to how you found a solution. Your experiences and expertise can greatly assist
individual agencies in particular, and the field of local corrections in general.

For more information about submitting an article or guest editorial, please review our submission guidelines here, or contact Sandra Lunsford at sandral@aja.org.

In the News

New jail director has ambitious plans  ‚Äč

March 19 -- A few months ago, county residents learned of a systemic problem hidden from the public eye in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Interim Sandoval County Detention Center Director Chris Urbanic presented a surprised Sandoval County Commission with a factual yet dismal update of the jail’s dilapidated condition, with $5.1 million in repairs he said were needed for the facility to function well. In this light, a new detention center director emerges with many years of experience and a rapid plan of action to fix what has been ignored for years. ... Read more.

Educate yourself with our regional training seminars, webinars, regional leadership academies, online learning and the Annual Conference & Jail Expo.

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Elevate your career with an AJA Certification for Jail Officers (CJO), Jail Managers (CJM), and Correctional Trainers (CCT).

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Exchange and receive industry information with your peers through AJA's newsletter AJAlert, American Jails magazine, and online forum iConnect.

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AJA's 2018 Conference & Jail Expo

Plan to join us in Sacramento, California from April 21-25, 2018 for AJA’s next groundbreaking conference with high quality training and education, networking, and access to the newest products in jail management.

Preconference complimentary workshops are on Saturday, April 21. Space is limited for these workshops, so review the workshop information and select the one you want to attend when you register. The start of the conference workshops is on Sunday, April 22.

Conference registration is open! Advance registration is available through March 23. After that, registration increases $45. Register today!

This conference is now STC certified for California attendees - 04112901.

AJA Working For You

What resources do you need to do your job better or to boost your organization’s performance? The answer varies widely, depending on the challenge at hand. The American Jail Association provides you with resources to assist you in your work:

•  Product & Service Directory
•  Learning Partners

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