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Please select a membership type from the menu below to begin the application process- must pay by credit card.
If you want to see what AJA is all about before signing up for a membership, you can create a no cost Non-Member account. Scroll to the bottom and select "NON-MEMBER" from the drop down menu.
If you are a company that provides products or services to the jail industry, please choose CORPORATE membership in the pull down list below.
If you will be submitting a check for membership payment, please download our membership form below and submit with payment:
Corporate Membership Form
Be a part of the National Voice for Local Corrections
Now is the time to join this dynamic and influential network of individuals, agencies, and organizations who share your interests, goals and concerns.
Invest in Yourself
An AJA membership is an investment in you and your career. Receive immediate returns, such as our award-winning bimonthly magazine, American Jails and our weekly e-newsletter (AJAlert) which provide up-to-date information, lessons learned and resources. Members also receive discount pricing on our educational and certification opportunities, which offer both professional development and recognition. Additionally, you'll receive discount registration at our Annual Conference & Jail Expo, training seminars, and webinars which provide the opportunity to learn, become involved, and be inspired.
Access the members only online community. This platform will give you a virtual meeting place to learn the latest information, share your knowledge, and grow your connections.
AJA offers membership to fit your needs -
||For individuals who want to see what AJA is about before becoming a professional member
||For those working in law enforcement and/or corrections.
||A person is eligible to be an AJA Retired Member if he/she has retired from corrections or from employment with any organization that provides services to the field of corrections. This membership category helps keep members current on new developments in the field.
||Life Members recognize that supporting AJA's work is essential to the health and growth of their professional community. As a Life Member of AJA, you are showing your commitment to the ongoing development of the corrections profession. We offer both single payment and pro-rated options to fit your budget. Anyone qualified to be an Individual or Retiree Member is also qualified to be a Life Member.
||This special membership level is available to full-time students not currently employed in the field of corrections. Student membership can open the door to such opportunities as networking with current jail professionals and keeping up with the latest happenings in the field. Note- you must provide the following: Name of the college you attend, your student ID number and the email address on the account must be your studient email.
||Affiliate membership is available to private, nonprofit organizations. Evidence of nonprofit status must accompany your application.
||Corporate membership is available to companies providing products and services to jails. This beneficial membership category links your company to more than 3,200 jails and detention facilities in the United States through advertising, exhibiting, and sponsorship opportunities.
||Receive our award winning bi-monthly American Jails magazine.