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 click here to e-mail Sandra Lunsford.

President Diggins to discuss Gender Equity in Jails on satellite radio shows 

AJA President Elias Diggins is scheduled to make two appearances this month on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio to discuss his initiative "Gender Equity in Jails Across the Country." President Diggins is a guest September 16 on the Karen Hunter Show, which airs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m (Eastern) on Urban View Channel 126. On Sunday, September 22, President Diggins is a guest on The Topeka K. Sam Show, which airs at 9 a.m. (Eastern) on Urban View Channel 126. Dawn Freeman, CEO of the Securus Foundation, will join President Diggins as a guest on both programs.

Educate yourself with our regional training seminars, webinars, regional leadership academies, online learning and the Annual Conference & Jail Expo.

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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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Resources for Jail Leaders

Many senior- and mid-level jail administrators will reach retirement age within the next few years. Without adequate preparation, jails will struggle with a rapid loss of experienced leaders in the not-too-distant future. The challenge facing jails today is to discover new ways to retain and groom experienced employees for leading jails tomorrow and to recruit new employees with high qualifications as the jail leaders of the future. 

The resources on this site are dedicated to continued growth in professionalization and effectiveness of jail leadership both now and in the future.

Click here for the list of resources. 


There are more than 3,500 local jails and correctional institutions throughout the United States.
The American Jail Association offers a career resource center for any individual who is seeking
a position in the corrections field.  Successful candidates possess superior skills, integrity, and

Do you want to post a career position?  Log onto your AJA Profile
look under "Bookmarks" and select "My Job Listings"

Looking for a New Career or Career Change?
Be sure to check out our Career Center postings.



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