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Human Rights Watch has released a new report on the use of force against inmates with mental illness in U.S. jails and prisons. The independent, non-profit organization works worldwide to promote increased respect for and protection of the human rights of all persons, including those involved with the criminal justice...Read more
When: July 22, 2015 – July 24, 2015 all-day
Where: Colorado Mountain College, 150 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards, CO 81632, USA
As the large succession in jail leadership begins, the principles of direct supervision inmate management are being challenged daily. Is this a time of hats and bats and...
Stepping Up Initiative is an unprecedented national collaboration designed to generate action in communities across the country for a common goal: to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in U.S. jails. The initiative is being led by the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice...Read more
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A WORKSHOP TOPIC The Conference Planning Committee for AJA’s 35th Annual Conference & Jail Expo, to be held in Austin, Texas, May 22-25, 2016, is seeking your assistance to ensure our professional development workshops are on target and meet the needs of our attendees. We welcome...Read more
The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission was created when the U.S. Congress unanimously passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in 2003. The commission’s responsibilities included the following: • Develop national standards for the prevention of sexual misconduct, including a zero-tolerance policy. • Make data on prison rape available to...Read more
The 2015-16 AJA Board of Directors will be sworn in on Sunday, April 19, during the Business Luncheon of the 34th Annual Conference & Jail Expo in Charlotte, N.C. (Newly elected individuals are indicated in bold.) Officers: Immediate Past President: Jamie Lynn Clayton, CJM President: Mitch Lucas President-Elect: Wayne Dicky,...Read more
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections; the Pima County (Arizona) Department of Institutional Health; Rockdale County, Georgia; and the City of Wilmington, North Carolina have all been chosen by the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center to pilot the implementation of a web-based decision-support tool for corrections...Read more