The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that Feb. 11, 2014, will be the effective date for rules adopted in the 2013 Report and Order that regulate the amount inmates may be charged to use calling services. In its announcement, the FCC states that it adopted the rule changes to...Read more
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The National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women (NRCJIW) website maintains an extensive catalog of articles and other documents on a variety of topics related to women involved in the criminal justice system. The topics include: General Resources Correctional Environments Offender Management and Supervision Classification, Assessment, and Case Management Treatment, Interventions,...Read more
Introduction In 2014 the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will provide new health insurance coverage options for millions of individuals through an expansion of Medicaid eligibility and the establishment of State-based health insurance exchanges. This brief will examine ways that counties may be involved in eligibility determination and...Read more
The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is telling the stories of Maine soldiers who were deployed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Gulf War and the Vietnam War and returned home to face a new, relentless enemy: post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is a condition that is not well understood and will have...Read more
When you retire, what sort of legacy will you leave behind? After 25 years with the National Institute of Corrections [NIC], Virginia Hutchinson, Chief of the NIC Jails Division, is retiring. She has been a longstanding leader at NIC over the years, and has given a great deal to the...Read more
A new FCC order caps the rate jails and other correctional facilities may charge inmates for interstate phone calls. County jails that offer interstate inmate calling services (ICS) must comply with the order when it becomes effective (90 days after publication in the Federal Register). The order, released Sept. 26,...Read more
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is letting jail facilities know about a one-time change to the 2013 Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP) Annual Survey Form (ASF). The ASF is the retrospective year-end population form that agencies receive in January. It asks for the jail’s average daily population, one-day inmate count,...Read more
The American Jail Association would like to thank our 2014 Sponsors & Exhibitors! CONFERENCE SPONSORS Sam Houston State University/Correctional Management Institute of Texas Silver Sponsor Booth 337 ITEM SPONSORS PASSPORT SPONSORS ATIMS – Jail Management Software (Booth 313) EXHIBITORS Please click here to view our 2014 Exhibitors. This list...Read more
On May 5, 1984, Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, delivered a proclamation designating the first week in May as National Correctional Officers Week. The importance of all staff members who serve cannot be overstated, because each has an important role whether civilian or security staff. Those...Read more
“PREA: Are You Where You Want To Be?” Training Workshops November 18 – 19, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV & December 12 and 13, 2013 - Charleston, SC This AJA workshop provides participants an opportunity to evaluate their own agency’s policies and practices in regards to PREA and to participate in a guided...Read more
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance are seeking applications for qualified individuals interested in becoming certified as Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) auditors. DOJ will train and certify selected individuals to conduct PREA audits using the PREA audit instrument. Interested individuals can submit applications online....Read more
During the month of October, allies throughout the country come together to engage their communities on youth justice issues, particularly the harmful impact of prosecuting children in the adult criminal justice system. Youth Justice Awareness Month (YJAM) is an opportunity for advocates, families, and youth to host community-led actions and...Read more
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