Resolutions

Over the years the American Jail Association has adopted a number of resolutions that call for the betterment of local corrections throughout the Nation. Below is the full list of those resolutions. To access the full text of the resolutions, click here.

  • Accreditation
  • Adult/Juvenile Offender Access to Telephones
  • AIDS
  • Breathing Emergencies Connected to Restraint
  • Code of Ethics for Jail Officers
  • Core Jail Standards
  • Correctional Industries
  • Correctional Officers’ Week
  • Continuing Partnership Between Sam Houston State University, the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, and the American Jail Association’s National Jail Leadership Command Academy
  • Deaths in Custody Reporting Act of 2007
  • Direct Supervision Jails [Principles of Direct Supervision]
  • End-of-Life Care in Local Detention Facilities
  • Gender-Specific Recruitment Utilizing Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ) [NEW]
  • Greening of Local Detention Facilities
  • Housing of Individuals with Mental Illness in America’s Jails
  • Humane Interstate Transportation of Inmates
  • Intermediate Punishments
  • Just, Reasonable, and Fair Rates for Inmate Calling Services (ICS)
  • Juveniles in Jails
  • Literacy
  • Mandatory Inclusion of Public Employees into the National Social Security System
  • Mandatory Sanctions for DUI
  • Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act
  • National Academy of Corrections Funding
  • National Commission on Correctional Health Care
  • National Institute of Corrections Budget
  • Nonsmoking Jails
  • Pay Parity for Jail Officers/Deputies
  • Practice of Strip Searches
  • Pretrial Justice
  • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
  • Privatization of Jails
  • Psychological Screening of Applicants
  • Public Correctional Policy on Correctional Mental Health Care
  • Reentry of Offenders
  • Staff Sexual Misconduct
  • Staffing of Jails
  • Standards and Inspections
  • State Yearly Jail Conferences
  • Supporting a Respectful Workplace
  • Use of Restraints on Pregnant Inmates
  • Use of Restrictive Housing
  • Use of the Term “Guard”