7 California Prisons Receive ACA Accreditation

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced on Aug. 8 that seven of the state’s prisons had earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, bringing the total number of accredited state prisons in California to 30.

Unique Private Prison Deal Leads to Backlash

A private prison in Ohio has been making headlines in all the wrong ways since the state sold the facility in 2011.

ACA Honors Massachusetts Jail

The American Correctional Association (ACA) has awarded its highest score to the Berkshire County Jail and House of Corrections. The facility was awarded a score of 100 percent by the ACA report, according to Sheriff Thomas Bowler.

Ascending From the Ashes: Are We Turning the Corner?

By Stephen A. Carter
Once I was in Heliopolis, the “sun city,” or at least the place where the ancient city once stood. This was in the late 1960s, a few months after the seven-day war between Israel and Egypt.

On Location: ACA 138th Congress of Correcton

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh
Although the 2008 celebration of Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras season had long since faded into hazy memory, traditional string beads and quintessential jazz were in no short supply down in the French Quarter for the American Correctional Association’s 138th Congress of Correction.