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, US Military Correctional Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines), 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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Hope Café

For many, the thought of going to prison can feel without hope. While looking at the rate of return to correctional institutions, former Deputy Secretary Jody Becker and Performance Manager Bryan Irwin wanted to seek out input from people who are directly impacted by incarceration.

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Column: State’s prison recidivism rate is improving

Michigan's recidivism rate is at a historic low and the parolee employment rate is up as a result of the Michigan Department of Corrections' Offender Success model

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Free Eye Exams for Inmate Family Members Visiting at CMCF

Family members visiting inmates at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County receive free vision screening

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ASCA President

Leann Bertsch

ASCA Vice President

John Wetzel

ASCA Treasurer

Colette Peters