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

Inmates in North Dakota detention center have access to test messaging  ‚Äč

March 22 -- Text messaging is something many of us take for granted, but for inmate's at the Burleigh Morton Detention Center in Bismarck, N.D., it's a privilege. The jail started the program in September and has since expanded to offer more inmates the opportunity to text. More than 500,000 text messages have been sent from inside the walls through these kinds of devices. ... "Children that have parents that are in our facility, they can stay in constant contact with them," said Burleigh County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Casey Kapp. ... 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 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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