American Jails Magazine
Since its introduction to the corrections community in 1987, American Jails Magazine has had the distinction of being the only national magazine focused solely on the day-to-day management and operations of local detention facilities. Although American Jails Magazine principally covers jail issues in the United States, on occasion articles are published that look at jail, prison and law enforcement operations in other countries. So in a sense American Jails is also a prison magazine and a law enforcement magazine for everyone in the law enforcement industry.
Published bimonthly, American Jails Magazine reaches government personnel at the local, State, and Federal levels, as well as individuals in the private sector. To discover the diversity of American Jails magazine’s topics, see our Editorial Guidelines and Issue Spotlights.
APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. Overall, approximately 2,400 entries were evaluated. AJA’s American Jails was one of 454 entries in the Magazines & Journals (over 32 pages) category.
Business, nonprofit, agency, and freelance communicators are eligible to enter the competition. This was the 25th year for Annual Awards for Publication Excellence.
American Jails magazine is an AJA member benefit and is published six times a year. It is also available to members online.
Reprinted articles from American Jails magazine
Most of the articles that have appeared in past American Jails magazines are available for purchase. Article reprints are provided according to topic.
Review and purchase a reprint of our most popular topics.
Nearly 13 million individuals are admitted to jails every year. Serving the needs of this growing population is big business, and current forecasts indicate continued growth and expansion.
American Jails magazine has a pass-along readership of more than 20,000, consisting of jail administrators, jail managers, and county officials-the people who make purchasing decisions. Our members and readers turn to AJA for answers to critical daily issues. They want information about products and services that will help them run the more than 3,700 facilities in a safer, more efficient manner. American Jails magazine can help you reach the jail professionals who make the decisions.