THANK YOU for visiting ACA’s website. Our website has proven to be user-friendly and provides an opportunity to: access your membership information (the website contains a members-only section), view ACA leadership and committee membership, register for a conference, review webinars and plenaries, check out ACA standards and performance-based expected practices, order publications, inquire about certification, find post-conference coverage, and many, many more features. A complete list of staff by department is included, so it is easy for you to contact any of us at any time. We invite you to browse our website and ask that you reach out to us if you have questions or if we can assist you in any way. Hopefully, you will find everything you need and are looking for as you explore our site.

Thank you to all who attended 152nd Congress of Correction in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference kicked off on Wednesday with registration for attendees and exhibitors. During the conference, there were many committee meetings and workshops. The first order of business in New Orleans was the Health Care Special Session and Luncheon on Thursday sponsored by Centurion and ended the day with the Health Care Welcome Reception sponsored by Correct Rx. On Friday afternoon at the General Session Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc and Sheriff Susan Hutson brought greetings from Louisiana. Keynote Speaker Ashley Judd delivered an enlightening message on mental illness. After the General Session concluded a second line band led members into the exhibit hall for the open house reception. On Saturday the Board of Governors met to conduct ACA business. On Sunday morning there was a sponsored breakfast in the exhibit hall and the Grand Prize giveaway was a 2022 Chevy Spark. To close the afternoon out, the Delegate Assembly met to conduct ACA business. Sunday evening, we closed the evening with dining and dancing to celebrate honoring Andie Moss and Damon Hininger at the E.R. Cass banquet.

Mark your calendars for our 2023 Winter Conference, January 27-31, 2023, in Orlando, Florida. Check back on our website ( for updated information about the conference. Lastly, workshop proposals for Orlando are now being accepted – please visit the Professional Development section of our website if you are interested in submitting a proposal. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

ACA’s World-Class E-Learning Training Program continues to expand its courses. Quality training starts at ACA and gives you an opportunity to develop your skills and boost your opportunities. We offer a state-of-the-art training platform, a media-rich learning experience and new courses – all cost-effective. Give us a chance to build your career with ACA training in security, administration, treatment, leadership, and food service. For more information, and to view the catalog, please visit our website. If you would like additional assistance, please e-mail [email protected]

The ACAConnect newsletter continues to be sent to members electronically every two weeks. The Corrections Daily newsclips are sent daily. Your input for both is always welcome at any time. If you have information to share or if you are not receiving your newsletter, please email India Vargas at [email protected]

In addition, we are always looking for good articles for Corrections Today magazine. If you are interested in submitting an article for consideration, please check out the publications area of this website or send an email to [email protected]

Thank you again for visiting our website. Your membership is appreciated, and thanks for being part of our family! Please stay safe!


James A. Gondles Jr., CAE

Executive Director