What's Your Story?

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 sandral@aja.org.


University of Miami, American Jail Association partner to conduct national survey of health care in U.S. jails

Researchers at the University of Miami are working with the American Jail Association to conduct the first national survey on health care practices and policies in jails. We are contacting AJA members from almost 1,400 jails to ask for their help in completing an administrative survey. With increasing correctional health care costs and a growing opioid crisis, we hope that this will be the first step in developing more efficient and standardized health care practices. A team of university researchers and jail administrators, along with a correctional physician, designed the survey. Read more. 

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Elevate your career with an AJA Certification for Jail Officers (CJO), Jail Managers (CJM), and Correctional Trainers (CCT).

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Exchange and receive industry information with your peers through AJA's newsletter AJAlert, American Jails magazine, and online forum iConnect.

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AJA Working For You

What resources do you need to excel in your career 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
•  Learning Partners

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