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.

Vera Institute of Justice releases Reimagining Prison initiative report

In June 2016, the Vera Institute of Justice launched the Reimagining Prison initiative, seeking to explore how America could do things differently--how we could fundamentally alter the way we view people who make mistakes and come into contact with the justice system and how we could fundamentally alter our conception of the obligations we have to them as fellow human beings in this shared enterprise of democracy. The project was an elaborate and challenging thought experiment, which brought together voices and ideas of corrections chiefs, formerly incarcerated people, scholars, thought leaders from across the political spectrum, and members of the public. Through these discussions and through policy, academic, and practical research, we have settled on a singular foundational value--human dignity--on which a new prison system, and new ethos of confinement, should be based. Read the report.


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Welcome to the AJA Career Center, an easy-to-use, one-stop resource that connects local corrections agencies and industry affiliates with highly qualified professionals.

Looking for qualified candidates? Post a job! Posting a job with AJA is a great way to share your opportunity with thousands of corrections leaders. We will post the position for you or you can post the position yourself by logging into your AJA account and going to My Job Listings under your account details.  You will  receive the submissions directly under your AJA account job listings links as well. 
Please click here to e-mail Wayne Hatcher for more information or if you have questions.

The AJA Job Board is free to all. You don’t need to be an AJA member to apply to job openings however you will need to be logged in to post.

Click here to Perform a Career Search


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