Welcome to our New Website

The American Jail Association welcomes you to our brand new website!
The new aja.org gives you a fresh design, cutting-edge functionality, member-exclusive content, and an innovative management system for our members--you'll be able to login from the homepage. If you're a member logging in for the first time, click here for instructions.

With our very friendly staff, this is a place where professionals, visitors, and media can learn about local corrections. At AJA, we look forward to welcoming you and providing you with an educational experience.

In The News

May 17, 2017 — Why We Shouldn't Stigmatize Mentally Ill Prisoners — I can hear the shouting before I’ve even cleared the gate. Disorganized obscenities and threats mix with stern warnings. There’s fear in everyone’s voice. A patient with mental illness, scared and yelling, is resisting the orders of the correction officers to leave his cell.

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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 Annual Conference & Jail Expo

Thank you to all of the attendees, presenters, exhibitors, and sponsors who made the 36th Annual Conference & Jail Expo in Orlando, Florida possible. Look for a full recap in the July/August issue of American Jails.

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 and housing open in late 2017.


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

Coming Events

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