COVID-19 Resources For Correctional Facilities

AJA has collected an extensive list of resources on COVID-19 that is available here and on the AJA mobile app

Read the Interim Guidance on Management of COVID-19 in Correctional and Detention Facilities issued by the Centers for Disease Control.

Access the resources provided by the American Correctional Association, the National Sheriffs' Association and the National Institute of Corrections.


Thank You For All You Are Doing Every Day

To All Correctional Professionals,

In recent weeks, the men and women working in corrections have been called to act in ways never thought imaginable. The coronavirus pandemic demanded it.
Your commitment to the safety and security of your coworkers and agencies, of the men and women in your care and custody, and of the communities in which you live and serve is extraordinary.
For all that you have done—and will continue to do—in the name of public health and public safety, the staff of the American Jail Association joins me in extending our sincere gratitude.
Please stay safe and stay healthy,
Robert J. Kasabian, MBA
Executive Director
American Jail Association

Conference Postponed


The American Jail Association has postponed its 39th Annual Conference & Jail Expo due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the health and safety of our attendees, presenters, exhibiting partners, AJA staff, our nation’s jails, and communities.  

We are working to reschedule for a date later this year, and will provide updates as our plan evolves. Read the FAQs for AttendeesPresenters, and Exhibitors

Thank you for your understanding and continued support as we all deal with this historic event.

Moderated Discussion Forum
Now Open to Corrections Field

(April 7) In an effort to allow all corrections professionals to communicate with their peers during this outbreak, AJA has opened its moderated, online member forum to the entire field.
A forum member asked: Are there any facilities mandating their officers to wear masks while working in their facility? If so how often do you distribute new ones? Read the thread.
Click here to join the conversation about COVID-19.

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 Supervisors (CJS), 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, Chaplains

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

Are you looking for a career in corrections or looking to hire correction profesisonals?
                                   Check out our Career Center.
         Post a career, search for a career, look at "Why Corrections?" and more.





We are postponing our Events. The postponement is out of concern for your safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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