Conference & Jail Expo

39th Annual Conference & Jail Expo Postponed

Due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the health and safety of our attendees, presenters, exhibiting partners, jails, and communities, the American Jail Association has decided to
postpone the 39th Annual Conference & Jail Expo. The decision was reached after discussion among the Board of Directors and AJA staff.

The American Jail Association is working to reschedule for a date later this year,
and will provide updates as our plan evolves.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


AJA’s Annual Conference & Jail Expo is the only national event that focuses exclusively on local jails and detention facilities. Join us for an engaging, educational, ground-breaking conference with networking opportunities, professional development, and access to emerging jail technologies and products.

Get a glimpse of AJA's recent conferences to see what to expect!
2019 | May 18-22 | Louisville, Kentucky | Photos | Conference Program | Highlights from American Jails
2018 | April 21-25 | Sacramento, California | Photos | Conference Program | Highlights from American Jails
2017 | April 9-12 | Orlando, Florida | Photos | Conference Program | Highlights from American Jails

Who Needs to Attend:
  • Academia
  • Administrators
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Administrative Support Staff
  • Architects
  • Chaplains
  • Community Corrections Professionals
  • Corrections Consultants
  • Corrections Health Care Professionals
  • Corrections Managers
  • Corrections Officers
  • Corrections Trainers
  • Jail Administrators
  • Jail Professionals
  • Public Information Officers
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Sheriffs

Why You Should Attend:
  • Access to information on current ground-breaking topics and cutting-edge issues affecting the operation of jail facilities.
  • Obtain tangible ways to successfully adapt to the rapid pace of change.
  • Get innovative options for the better management of inmates.
  • Gain experience with new and emerging technologies, products, and services.
  • Opportunities to network with your peers across the Nation.