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

Louisiana Sheriffs' Association admits error on number of people in jail awaiting trial​  

April 17 -- The Louisiana Sheriffs' Association executive director Mike Ranatza said Monday that he overstated the number of people being held in jails across the state for years without a trial when he testified before the House Appropriations Committee last week. Last week, Ranatza said in a public meeting and a subsequent interview with a reporter that around 1,300 people had been held in local jails for more than four years without going before a judge. On Monday, he said the actual number is much smaller, about 85 people, based on an informal survey his organization did of wardens of jails last month. ... Ranatza said that he mixed up the figures for the number of people held over one year with the number of people who had been held for over four years when he spoke last week. ... Read more.

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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.

Conference registration is now closed. Registration will still be available onsite at the Sacramento Convention Center. The conference is STC certified for California attendees - 04112901.

AJA Working For You

What resources do you need to excel in your career 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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