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. 68, No. 3, June

"Best in the Business": Shine in the Wake of Hurricanes
It bears repeating what Hurricane Katrina did to the Gulf Coast of the United States last year. On Aug. 29, the hurricane's 145 mph sustained winds and 28-foot storm surge brought death and destruction to parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama....
Corrections Professionalism at Its Best
More than half of Kentucky's state prison wardens started out as correctional officers--eight of the 13, to be exact. In other words, they worked their way up through the ranks from an entry-level position to the top job in the department ... other...
Duress Systems in Correctional Facilities
Authors' Note: This article is not intended to create, does not create and may not be relied upon to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by any party in any matter civil or criminal. Opinions or points of view expressed...
Enjoy Some Old-Fashioned Hospitality during ACA's 136th Congress of Correction in Charlotte
Charlotte, N.C., where gentility is a way of life, will serve as host of the American Correctional Association's 136th Congress of Correction, Aug. 12-17, 2006. The Congress is a who's who of corrections and an opportunity to learn from the best through...
E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award: ACA's Highest Honor
The Edward R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award was established in 1962 in honor of a man who had dedicated more than 50 years of his life to corrections--Edward R. Cass. Cass was a man who adhered to the goals and fostered growth of the Association...
Family Auxiliary Program and Tours
ACA's 136th Congress of Correction provides attendees a cornucopia of fun and exciting activities the whole family can enjoy. Family members of registered Congress attendees are cordially invited to discover Charlotte's fascinating history by participating...
Family Centered Treatment: A Unique Alternative
Family Centered Treatment (FCT) is a powerful evidence based model for treating high-risk juvenile offenders. It has been shown to be a highly cost and treatment-effective alternative to residential and institutional programs. The approach uses the...
General Session Keynote Speaker
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole Legendary National Politician and War Hero [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Recognized as one of the most prominent political figures of our time with a distinguished record of service, Bob Dole continues to make a difference...
Hotel Reservation Information
Attendees of the American Correctional Association's 136th Congress of Correction in Charlotte, North Carolina can make their hotel reservations online, by fax or mail no later than Wednesday, July 12, 2006. To make your hotel reservations by mail...
How to Build a Juvenile Institution on Time and within Budget
San Mateo County, Calif., built its first juvenile hall in 1948. In 2000, 52 years later, the probation department was regularly taking youths to the local hospital for treatment of heat-related problems suffered in the hot summertime months in a building...
How to Improve Employee Motivation, Commitment, Productivity, Well-Being and Safety
"People are our most valuable asset" is one of the oldest cliches in business today. Yet it is true, and evidence exists that organizations worldwide are struggling to meet production and service demands knowing that these outcomes are directly dependent...
Measuring Job Satisfaction and Stress at a Community Corrections Center: An Evidence-Based Study
Administrators in community corrections are increasingly expected to provide concrete and meaningful outcome measures to a host of stakeholders. However, extensive research shows that job satisfaction and stress consistently remain important factors...
Measuring Organizational Confidence: A New Way to Tackle Organizational Change in Corrections
Organizations continually seek new ways to evaluate performance. Leadership evaluations, performance-management assessments, 360-degree feedback, employee surveys and employee focus groups are some of the performance measurement tools used today. Yet,...
Mobilong Independent Living Units: New Innovations in Australian Prison Architecture
The recently commissioned independent living units at Mobilong Prison on the outskirts of Murray Bridge in South Australia represent new innovations in Australian prison architecture. For the first time, medium-security inmates will be housed in self-contained...
Outsourced Project Management Can Help Smaller Corrections Projects: How Ontario County, N.Y., Saved $1 Million on a $28 Million Project
Canandaigua, N.Y., is the county seat of Ontario County, which lies in the heart of the rural Finger Lakes region of northwestern New York State. The City of Canandaigua is on the northern shore of Canandaigua Lake and is a well-known summer resort...
Plastocon Correctional Meal Delivery Systems
Plastocon Correctional Meal Delivery Systems, a division of Plastocon Inc., in Oconomowoc, Wis., helps correctional facilities in 50 states and abroad provide meals at proper temperatures to inmates who cannot be fed in a central dining room. Years...
Reentry Surveys: A Reality Check
How does an individual know if what he or she knows is correct or real? Empirical evidence comes in many forms. At one end of the research continuum is the trustworthy, yet difficult, random assignment experiment. At the other end is the intuitively...
The Best Is Yet to Come
The point of living is to believe that the best is yet to come; to know that one person can make a difference in the world; to focus one's talents; to improve one's profession. Our "best in the business" professionals believe this and put it into action....
The Kentucky DOC Stands out among Others
The Kentucky Department of Corrections has proved to be the pioneer for future growth and development of how an efficient department should be managed. Shortly after being elected, Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Lieutenant Gov. Steve Pence saw a need for...
Welcome New Members
ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS ALABAMA -- Mobile County Juvenile Court FLORIDA -- Horizon Communities in Prison MICHIGAN -- Crossroad Bible Institute MISSOURI -- Forest Institute of Professional Psychology TENNESSEE -- William County Jail ...
Working Together: Canadian Corrections and the Volunteer Sector
Too often when government agencies contract services from the nonprofit and volunteer sectors it is for short-term initiatives. As a result, there is a loss of opportunity to gain more from the relationship than the delivery of a specific contracted...