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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fresh Start Act aims at repeat offendersFebruary 15 — A bipartisan group of state lawmakers hope to cut down on the number of repeat prison offenders with a bill they call the Fresh Start Act. Around 13,000 felons are released yearly from Tennessee jails and prisons, but finding a job can be difficult. ... “They pay their debt to society, they leave their incarceration [and] then they are punished a second time,” said Republican Senator Kerry Roberts. Part of the Fresh Start Act states that “a licensing authority shall not deny an application for a license ... solely or in part due to a prior criminal conviction that does not directly relate to the applicable occupation.” ... Read more.
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.
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