Corrections Today

Corrections Today is a magazine covering corrections, law enforcement and rehabilitation. Founded in 1938, it is published six times per year. The magazine is published by the American Correctional Association. Subjects include: Police, Penology, and Penal Institutions. The managing editor is Susan Clayton.

Articles from Vol. 70, No. 2, April

ACA Awards Recognize Exceptional Commitment
Each year at the American Correctional Association's Winter Conference, four distinguished awards are presented to honor exemplary leadership and service as they recognize corrections' stars. The Exemplary Offender Program Award is presented to...
ACA Entertains the Texas Way
Texas style took center stage this conference at the expansive Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. From the exceptional hospitality to the Texas-themed carpet, the Gaylord made its state proud as the host of ACA's 2008 Winter Conference. Many...
ACA Honors Awardees
At Monday's Opening Session, Morris Thigpen, chair of ACA's Awards Commtittee, announced the winners of two of ACA's most prestigious awards. He first presented the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award to Latoya Ivory Simmons, an undergraduate...
A Critical Component to Successful Prisoner Reentry Initiatives; Partnerships with Local Law Enforcement and Community Agencies
As correctional departments around the country expand upon their mission of public safety to incorporate a greater emphasis on reducing recidivism through successful prisoner reentry, partnerships with law enforcement agencies and community service...
Beyond Buzzwords: Making Partnerships Work for the Benefit of Youths
Integration, collaboration, leverage, partnership, team--these are all words used to describe successful initiatives. It is true that anything can be accomplished with just a few dedicated and passionate individuals who are willing to tackle challenges...
Board of Governors
At-Large Ethnic Minority (1 position) Raul S. Banasco Major Orange County Corrections Department Orlando, Fla. Maj. Raul S. Banasco, CPM, MPA, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Iona College, a Masters of Arts degree...
Character Education in Juvenile Detention
In September 2001, Arizona became the first state in the country to use a character education program in its juvenile detention and correctional facilities. The Arizona Character Education Commission considered numerous character education cur-riculums...
Cline Addresses Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Terry Cline, Ph.D., administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) addressed ACA's Healthcare Professional Interest Section (H-PIS) members about the importance of prevention and treatment of mental and substance...
Commission on Accreditation for Corrections
Correctional Health--Physician (1 position) Lannette Linthicum Director Health Services Division Texas Department of Criminal Justice Lannette Linthicum, M.D., CCHP-A, FACP, graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., in 1979...
Conference Workshops Address a Variety of Topics
Georgia Does It Their Way For the past year and a half, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice has been implementing a school-based supervision model that has led to great successes for students and the department. Robert Rosenbloom, deputy...
Cops and Corrections: Reentry Collaborations for Public Safety
Ready or not, more than 650,000 people are expected to be released from state prisons this year, and approximately 9 million individuals will leave U.S. jails.(1) For those who work in a state correctional facility, odds are they will again see more...
Delegate Assembly
Correctional Administration--Adult (1 position) Bobby Lumpkin Deputy Director of Operations Monitoring Private Facility Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division Texas Department of Criminal Justice Bobby Lumpkin has been employed with...
Director of Training and Development; the GEO Group Inc. Boca Raton, Fla
The GEO Group Inc. is a world leader in the delivery of correctional and detention management, medical and mental health rehabilitation services, and other diversified services to federal, state and local government agencies around the world. We currently...
In Memoriam
Oliver J. Keller Jr. ACA Past President Oliver J. Keller Jr., 84, passed away on Feb. 12 in Atlanta. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Keller's corrections career began in 1952 with the founding of Boys Farm in Springfield, III., a community-based...
Maximizing Offender Learning Opportunities through Partnerships
An increasing number of community colleges and other organizations are creating partnerships to provide the education and training that the economically and educationally disadvantaged need to succeed. Partnerships between community colleges, nonprofits,...
Officers
President-Elect Stanley Glanz Sheriff Tulsa County, Okla. Stanley Glanz was first elected sheriff in 1988 after spending 23 years at the Tulsa Police Department. Glanz received a bachelor's degree from the University of Tulsa and a master's...
Partnering for Success: What We Sometimes Forget Is That Communities May Not Be Aware of or Accept the Fact That They Are Key to Enhancing Public Safety
Call it what you will--collaboration, coalition, partnership. While you can debate its name, there is no question about its significance. Utilizing the assistance and cooperation of others for successful goal obtainment with measurable outcomes is...
Partnering with Higher Learning to Provide Better Training and Education
Partnerships are vital to the growth of the criminal justice system. Law enforcement, courts and corrections must work together to protect and serve society. One of the resources that has improved these partnerships is technology, which has changed...
Partnerships Benefit Corrections; ACA Is Also a Partner with Corrections. the Education and Training We Offer Provide Staff with the Tools Necessary to Be Successful in Their Jobs
The poet John Donne once wrote, "No man is an island." This is true today for individuals as well as for organization. More can be accomplished by working in partnership than by working alone. In other words, adult and juvenile correctional agencies...
Partnerships Facilitate Criminal Justice Problem Solving
Awealth of knowledge and experience regarding effective collaboration is available to the field as it seeks to solve criminal justice problems with collaborative policy teams. However, despite more than 25 years of research and experience, collaborative...
Political Personalities Debate the Issues
All corny jokes and kidding aside, Bob Beckel and Cal Thomas had a serious message for General Session II lunch goers. The duo asked the audience to consider a political landscape in which bipartisanship stands as the norm rather than the exception....
Putting the "Community" in Community Corrections: Partnerships That Provide Valuable Assistance
During the past several decades, there have been various approaches employed to meet the needs of offenders in community corrections settings. As each new generation of criminal justice practitioners emerges from academia with ideologies in hand, it...
Reciprocal Forbearance: Creating Partnerships through Community Advisory Boards
In its monograph on the broken windows model, the Reinventing Probation Council--a group formed by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research to discuss the state and future of probation--captured what the public wants from probation agencies: ...
Reentry: Partnership, Mutuality and Accountability
Reentry of released offenders is a fact--a statistic. It describes the return of more than 650,000 released offenders each year from state and federal institutions in the U.S. (1) Thousands more return from periods of incarceration in local jails....
Ref. Davis Encourages Corrections Professionals While Calling for Reforms
At the General Session on Monday, Danny K. Davis, D-III., member of the U.S. House of Representatives, challenged attendees to believe in themselves and to "think high." He reminded them that faith is what ACA was founded upon. "Faith is what many...
Study Examines Prisoners' Reentry Needs
Authors' Note: Findings and conclusions reported in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. More than 97 percent of all U.S. prisoners are eventually...
The American Correctional Association Appreciates the Commitment and Dedication of the Conference Host Committee. Its Efforts Made the 2008 Winter Conference a Tremendous Success.; Congratulations to the Co-Chairs and Host Committee Members for a Job Well Done!
Bob Alford, sheriff, Johnson County Jail Ryan Ahern, vice president, Correctional Pharmacy Services. Maxor National Pharmacy Services Corp. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dee Anderson, sheriff, Belknap Facility Don Anderson, sheriff, Hunt County...
The C-Crets of Collaboration
In the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, Steven Hiller (Will Smith) and David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) are able to save Earth from alien attack through a multination collaboration using Morse code. Similarly, with more than 7 million offenders under...
The Journey through Collaboration
The National Network for Collaboration defines collaboration as "a process of participation through which people, groups and organizations work together to achieve desired results." Collaborating with community members is not unique to the Oklahoma...
Three Policies Approved for Continuation
Editor's Note: The existing policies printed below were reviewed, amended and approved for continuation by the Delegate Assembly at the Winter Conference in Grapevine, Texas. There were no resolutions due for review. Public Correctional Policy on...
University and Sheriff's Office Create a Model Collaboration
The University of Massachusetts School of Nursing (UMA-SON) in Amherst and the staff and inmates at the Hampshire County Sheriff's Office Jail and House of Correction (HSO) in Northampton, Mass., have maintained a unique four-year collaboration. UMA-SON...
Utilizing Community Partnerships: The Development of a Community-Based Sex Offender Program
In north central Iowa, a two-year-old program is now more effectively managing the growing sex offender population in the community. During the last two years, Iowa's 2nd Judicial District's dedicated Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) staff has...
Welcome New Members
ORGANIZATIONAL ALASKA -- Alaska Department of Corrections-Central Procurement Office ARIZONA -- Salt River Department of Corrections CONNECTICUT -- Community Partners in Action MARYLAND -- St. Mary's County Detention Center NEW JERSEY...