Our association is the most exclusive correctional association in the world. ASCA Members are the leaders of each U.S. State corrections agency, including, Los Angeles County, the District of Columbia, New York City, Philadelphia, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and any United States territory, possession, and/or commonwealth. Our members lead over 400,000 correctional professionals and approximately 8 million inmates, probationers, and parolees. Our goal is to increase public safety by utilizing correctional best practices, accountability, and providing opportunities for people to change.
Timothy Buis, a corrections program coordinator at Gus Harrison and one of the staff members helping the prisoners with the pumpkins and other produce in the gardens at the facility, said in addition to the pumpkin donations they also give up to 10,000 pounds of produce to places such as the Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry, The Daily Bread of Lenawee and the Adrian Senior Center.
The program is called Chance For Life. Its founders have created a faith and accountability based curriculum inside the walls of prisons across Michigan. The mission is to give inmates the tools to transform who they are at their core.
ASCA’s Tom Clement Award was created in 2015 to honor the memory of Tom Clements, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, who was assassinated in the line of duty in March 2013.