Corrections Today
is the professional membership publication of the American Correctional Association (ACA). Its international readership includes individuals involved in every sector of the corrections and criminal justice fields. The magazine is published six times a year.

ACA Celebrates Another Award-Winning Year

Once again, the American Correctional Association (ACA) has been recognized as an award-winning publisher:

  • In 2017 ACA's Magazine Corrections Today was granted a Bronze Excel award by Association Media & Publishing for its feature article, "From Incarcerated Mother to Community Role Model (Jan/Feb 2016).
  • In 2017 Apex (Awards for Publication Excellence) presented ACA its Award for Publication Excellence in Feature Writing for Corrections Today's Article, "Planting Purpose" (Nov/Dec 2016).
  • In 2016 Apex (Awards for Publication Excellence) recognized ACA's magazine Corrections Today for the September/October 2015 issue "ACEs High" cover story.
  • In 2015, ACA's magazine Corrections Today for the January/February 2015 issue. Additionally in 2013, Preventing and Managing Riots and Disturbances: Using the Incident Command System for Corrections won in the APEX books category.
  • In 2014, Cage Your Rage: An Inmate’s Guide to Anger Control, Second Edition was recognized in the APEX Books category.
  • In 2013, ACA’s magazine Corrections Today was recognized by APEX for the April/May 2012 Reentry Programs issue. Additionally in 2013, Pathways for Offender Reentry: An ACA Reader won in the APEX books and eBooks category.
  • In 2012, An ACA Reader: Jails won an APEX award in the Books and eBooks category.


Magazine Highlights

Ask Anyone Who Works in Corrections
Hurricanes, floods, wildfires and earthquakes aren’t the only times
you need a good volunteer
By Terry Campbell

In Sight
Women of corrections on their paths, their jobs and advice
By Grace Gibson

Mentorship and True Change
Connecticut Department of Correction reaches out to its young adult population
By  Joey Hedger

Please send submissions for consideration for possible publication to:

Managing Editor, Corrections Today
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Current Magazine Issue

January/February 2018 Corrections Today

Copyright 2018, American Correctional Association

Job Bank - Advertise Open Positions

You can advertise job openings at your organization in Corrections Today magazine and on ACA’s website. To place an ad in ACA's online Job Bank, email the text for the ad along with your billing information (contact name, billing address, phone number) and ACA membership number, if applicable, to: The cost to ACA members is $300 for 200 or fewer words and $375 for nonmembers. For ads with 201-400 words, the cost is $440 for ACA members and $550 for nonmembers; 401-600 words costs $580 for ACA members and $725 for nonmembers; and 601 words or more costs $760 for ACA members and $950 for nomembers. The ad will be copyedited according to our style, then emailed back to you with a word count and price quote for your approval.

Ads will be posted on the website until the specified closing date, or up to 60 days. Additionally, you may choose to have the same ad printed at no additional cost in one of our member publications — Corrections Today (published in January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October and November/December). For more information, contact or (703) 224-0000.

Speak Out - Your Opinion Counts

The staff of Corrections Today take pride in knowing that the magazine is a vehicle that not only serves as a premier ACA member benefit, but also has several columns that allow you to voice your opinion or concerns about issues that are relevant to the field. Corrections Today's "Speak Out" column provides corrections practitioners an avenue to voice their opinions concerning a specific correctional issue.

A View From the Line - Tell Us Your Story

We know that there are many components to the day-to-day regimen of a corrections professional. "A View From the Line" is the column for you. We are sure that there are many things that happen in correctional facilities and community corrections that you would like to share with others about the tough, yet rewarding job that you do. We want to know what is happening in your world. 

Article and Photo Reprints

To purchase professionally printed, color or black and white article reprints, a written request must be submitted, stating what the reprint will be used for, the quantity needed, and if you want color or black and white copies. Prices will be secured based upon your specifications and a minimum of 100 prints must be ordered. Prepayment by check or credit card is required. 

In addition, ACA has a variety of photographs in its photo archives that are available for purchase. There is a research and handling fee of $25 per photo, in addition to duplication charges. ACA will provide the photo credit that must be listed with the photograph. Please specify if you would like to receive prints or electronic copies of the photos. Prepayment by check or credit card is required. 

For more information contact us at (703) 224-0000, or email