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Welcome!

Welcome to your American Jail Association website. I am Mitch Lucas, and it is my privilege to serve as your President for the next year.

Designed to be navigated easily, our website can provide you with the resources you need. Here, you will find contacts in the field, training locations, how to become certified, and vendor information. Or you can simply familiarize yourself with our association and how we may assist you.

The American Jail Association staff and Board of Directors are here to serve you and all the jails across our great Nation. We represent the smallest of jails to the largest. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, and suggestions.

We stand by our “mission statement,” to focus exclusively on supporting the professionals who staff and operate our Nation’s jails, and we encourage you to become involved in our association. Together we can represent corrections professionals in all capacities and be the “go-to place” for jail resources.

Best Regards,
Mitch Lucas
President
American Jail Association

Coming Events



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Jul
27
Mon
all-day Use Of Force: Know the Law – Bal... @ Staybridge Suite Lithicum
Use Of Force: Know the Law – Bal... @ Staybridge Suite Lithicum
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day
The allegation of “excessive” use of force is one of the most highly litigated areas in corrections. The failure to train, the use of tactical equipment, and poorly written reports are quickly called into question. Continue Reading
Aug
24
Mon
all-day Risk Management: Hot Button Issu... @ Staybridge Suite Lithicum
Risk Management: Hot Button Issu... @ Staybridge Suite Lithicum
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
In this 2-day workshop, participants develop a risk assessment strategy for managing daily shift activities and operations, as well as discuss current case law issues and decisions that impact administrators and supervisors. Participants also assess Continue Reading
Aug
31
Mon
all-day Inmate Hearing & Progressive Dis... @ Sacramento Sheriff's Department Academy
Inmate Hearing & Progressive Dis... @ Sacramento Sheriff's Department Academy
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day
This two day seminar provides participants with an understanding of how inmate discipline should be conducted. The instructors review Federal case law and how it relates to due process in inmate disciplinary hearings. Seminar participants Continue Reading
Oct
12
Mon
all-day Middle Management: The Forgotten... @ Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport
Middle Management: The Forgotten... @ Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day
This course will consist of presenting leadership styles, communication techniques, situational leadership, skill development, and best practices to enhance the effectiveness of a middle manager.  Students will be exposed to issues and appropriate steps in Continue Reading
Nov
4
Wed
all-day PREA – The PREA Standards and Da... @ Hotel Figueroa
PREA – The PREA Standards and Da... @ Hotel Figueroa
Nov 4 – Nov 5 all-day
This two-day class includes an historical perspective of The Prison Rape Elimination Act and how and why it has become part of the operations of confinement facilities.   The dynamics of sexual abuse of inmates in Continue Reading
Nov
9
Mon
all-day Religious Programming In Jails –... @ Crowne Plaza Hotel Orlando
Religious Programming In Jails –... @ Crowne Plaza Hotel Orlando
Nov 9 – Nov 11 all-day
Allowing the inmates to practice their religious beliefs is required in today’s jails. This training examines the role, benefits, and issues of religious programming, as well as the religious rights of inmates. Topics of discussion Continue Reading

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