Association of State Correctional Administrators

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.

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Gov. Rick Snyder greets Jackson prisoners, tours new Vocational Village

The Vocational Village is only the second in Michigan - with the first beginning in Ionia's Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility. Snyder said he wants to continue to grow the program and start a new one at a women's prison.

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Michigan inmates paroled with new job skills

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder toured the new prison school Monday, meeting with Wood and other inmates in the Jackson program, which officially launched in late August.

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Why We Ended Long-Term Solitary Confinement in Colorado

Opinion editorial published by The New York Times, written by Colorado Department of Corrections Executive Director Rick Raemisch. Details why we ended long term solitary confinement in Colorado.

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ASCA President

Leann Bertsch

ASCA Vice President

John Wetzel

ASCA Treasurer

Colette Peters