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.


Corrections Today Article Submission Form

Magazine Highlights


Recruitment and retention of correctional staff
By Tama Celi, Ph.D., Leanne F. Alarid, Ph.D., Mike Dolny, Ph.D. AND Jess King-Mohr, MA


Please send submissions for consideration for possible publication to:

Managing Editor, Corrections Today
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Email: [email protected]

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Current Magazine Issue

January-February 2024 Corrections Today

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ACA Celebrates Another Award-Winning Year

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

  • 2020: APEX (Awards for Publication Excellence) excellence in feature writing for "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison" (Corrections Today, Jan/Feb 2019).
  • 2018: Azbees (American Society of Business Publication Editors) award for excellence in redesign for Corrections Today.
  • 2017: Association Media & Publishing Bronze Excel Award for feature article "From Incarcerated Mother to Community Role Model (Corrections Today, Jan/Feb 2016).
  • 2017: APEX (Awards for Publication Excellence) excellence in feature writing for "Planting Purpose" (Corrections Today, Nov/Dec 2016).
  • 2016: APEX (Awards for Publication Excellence) excellence in feature writing "ACEs High" (Corrections Today, Sep/Oct 2015).
  • 2015: APEX excellence in magazine issue for Jan/Feb 2015 Corrections Today
  • 2015: APEX excellence in books for Preventing and Managing Riots and Disturbances: Using the Incident Command System for Corrections.
  • 2014: APEX excellence in books for Cage Your Rage: An Inmate’s Guide to Anger Control, Second Edition.
  • 2013: APEX excellence in magazine issue for April/May 2012 Reentry Programs issue of Corrections Today.
  • 2013: APEX excellence in books and eBooks for Pathways for Offender Reentry: An ACA Reader.
  • 2012: APEX excellence in books and eBooks for An ACA Reader: Jails.


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. 

Speak Out - Your Opinion Counts

Corrections Today is the perfect space to share your opinions that are relevant to corrections. We invite submissions to the Speak Out column for just this opportunity. Please email your submission as a Word file to [email protected].