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 seize upon aging locks, break free from cells on regualr basis  ‚Äč

March 17 -- Inmates housed at the Lerdo Pre-Trial Jail Facility in Bakersfield, California, are tampering with aging door locks at record numbers, leading to scores of criminals breaking out of their cells on a regular basis, and a large-scale riot in February, Kern County Sheriff’s officials said Monday. More than half of the facility’s 448 two-inch door locks--used in the minimum-security portion of the jail--have been broken by inmates, according to a letter Sheriff Donny Youngblood wrote to the Kern County Board of Supervisors ahead of a $1.7 million request Tuesday to replace the locks in the aging facility. ... 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 official start of the conference workshops is on Sunday, April 22.

Conference registration and housing are open now!

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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