Magazine article Corrections Forum

Gearing Up for the Aca Winter Conference

Magazine article Corrections Forum

Gearing Up for the Aca Winter Conference

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The American Correctional Association's upcoming Congress of Correction promises to be an ideal occasion to check out the latest in new products and technologies for the corrections market. Being held this year at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, from January 20-25, 2017, this annual winter event continues to be one of the largest gatherings of corrections managers in the country. We report on computer tablets, sustainable products, transport and tactical gear, security and software, and more.

Tommy Norris, chairman of ACA's Clean and Green Committee, AJA's Eco Aisle and CEO/founder of, reports that ACA's Winter conference will once again have a significant focus on sustainable products, technology and practices.

"The Green Aisle will provide attendees the opportunity to meet with vendors of these technologies such as green chemicals, solar thermal heating, water management, porous paving and more. Many of these companies have demonstrated success in the correctional environment and can demonstrate savings for correctional agencies," says Norris.

He adds that attendees are also invited to attend the Sustainability Committee meeting on Saturday, January 21st at 1:30pm.

"The training and employment of offenders in meaningful jobs is an important part of this sustainability movement," he points out. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workshops that demonstrate the effectiveness of these training programs and their ability to prepare inmates for employment upon release."

Here are some of the cutting-edge products and technologies that corrections managers can peruse on the show floor.

Cell Phone Detection

Cellsense Plus offers unmatched detection and deployment options for cell phones, weapons and contraband, according to its maker. Use Cellsense at checkpoints and within the facility such as in the yard, mailroom, housing units, and loading docks to screen objects and people in a fast walk-by. Cellsense is unsurpassed at detecting concealed contraband including razors and mini key fob phones. Dramatically reduce nuisance alarm rates, increase throughput and provide enhanced protection from contraband with Cellsense Plus., 1.630.541.6509

Ultra Pan Carrier

This two-compartment insulated transport cart maintains safe food temperatures and ensures HACCP compliance. The UPC1600 holds up to 16 full-size, fourinch-deep food pans. Choose from two heated doors, or one heated door and one passive door. The optional Security Package features tamper-resistant fasteners, non-removable doors, and heavy-duty casters with chassis plate mounted with tamper-resistant bolts., 1.800.833.3003

Jail Management System

Black Creek's SallyPort Jail Management System is simple and easy to use. It makes the process of booking and detention as fast and as easy as possible. SallyPort works seamlessly with records management systems and other thirdparty applications promoting information sharing and automating many of the booking and record-keeping tasks of any size detention facility. From intake to release, SallyPort helps you ensure due process and realize higher levels of efficiency throughout your operations., 1.205.949.9900

Alcohol Monitoring Devices

The SSI-20/30 Ignition Interlock and SMART Mobile portable device is the go-to alcohol monitoring technology for probation and parole officers nationwide. …

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