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ACFSA

The Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates (ACFSA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the professional growth of our nation's correctional foodservice employees.

ACHSA

The ACHSA mission is to be the voice of the correctional healthcare profession, and serve as an effective forum for communication addressing current issues and needs confronting correctional healthcare. ACHSA provides support, skill development, and education programs for healthcare personnel, organizations and decision-makers involved in correctional healthcare resulting in increased professionalism and a sense of community for correctional healthcare personnel, and positive changes in health for detained and incarcerated individuals.

American Correctional Association

The American Correctional Association is the oldest and largest International correctional association in the world. ACA services all disciples within the corrections profession and is dedicated to excellence in every aspect of the field.

American Correctional Chaplains Association

The American Correctional Chaplains Association provides pastoral care to those who are imprisoned, as well as to correctional facility staff and their families when requested. Where permitted, we also minister to the families of prisoners.

American Probation and Parole Association

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is at the vanguard in exploring issues relevant to the field of community-based corrections. APPA provides training and technical assistance, clearinghouse services and advocacy.

California Correctional Peace Officers Association

Over the years CCPOA has negotiated many Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with the state. All of which have advanced the working conditions and the status of its members.

Cell Block Visions

Cellblock Visions is a lively collection of inmate artwork, created behind bars, from county jail to death row. Men and women inmates, having no previous training, turn to art for a sense of self-worth, an opportunity to vent rage, a way to find peace. They transcend the cramped space, limited light, and narrow vistas of their prison studios. They triumph over security bans with ingenious resourcefulness - extracting color from shampoo, making paint out of M & Ms, and weaving with cigarette wrappers.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Our mission is to help protect you, your communities, and your businesses from the most dangerous threats facing our nation: from international and domestic terrorists to spies on U.S. soil- from cyber villains to corrupt government officials - from mobsters to violent gangs - from child predators to serial killers. Learn more here about our work with law enforcement and intelligence partners across the country and around the globe.

FirstGov

The official U.S. gateway to all government information, is the catalyst for a growing electronic government.

InsidePrison.com

View prison profiles, prison stories, articles on prison life, and in-depth coverage on the latest prison developments.

Justice Concepts Inc.

JCI is a Kansas City-based firm that consults nationwide. The principals of JCI are Dr. Allen Beck and Dr. Nancy Insco. Collectively, they have more than 55 years of applied experience working with

meshDETECT, Secure Prison Cell Phone Soluitions

meshDETECT is a patent pending technology and process platform that can be integrated into almost any environment interested in the smart management and availability of prison cell phones - which promotes improved detainee behavior and officer safety. While avoiding blocking technology expense and impracticality, prison cell phone calls can be monitored, recorded, and legitimate prison cell phone inventories can now replace contraband.

National Hepatitis C Prison Coalition

Formed to bring together organizations and individuals interested in raising awareness and providing support to prisoners who are suffering from hepatitis and HIV/HCV co infection. Our goal is to help educate prisoners and advocate for better testing, treatment and prevention of these diseases.

National Prison Hospice Association

The National Prison Hospice Association promotes hospice care for terminally ill prisoners. Our purpose is to assist corrections and hospice professionals in their continuing efforts to develop high quality patient care procedures and management programs. We provide a network for the exchange of information between corrections facilities, community hospices, and other concerned agencies about existing programs, best practices, and new developments in the prison hospice field.

National Rifle Association

Nonprofit group that advocates to preserve the Second Amendment right to bear arms, promotes public safety and law and order, and provides training in firearm safety, good marksmanship, and hunter safety.

NCIA

The National Correctional Industries Association is an international nonprofit professional association, whose mission is to promote excellence and credibility in correctional industries through professional development and innovative business solutions. The NCIA is an affiliate body of the American Correctional Association, the Jail Industries Association and The Workman Fund.

New Jersey State Parole Board

The New Jersey State Parole Board's mission is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of New Jersey. The Board seeks to accomplish this through the administration of an innovative parole system. The parole system in New Jersey addresses the needs of the community, victims and offenders through responsible decision-making and supervision processes. The implementation of this system results in effective parole case management and serves to attain the important goals of the Board, to increase public safety and decrease recidivism while promoting successful offender reintegration.

October 22nd Coalition - Stop Police Brutality

The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest on October 22nd, bringing together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police brutality.

Prison Help Services

Prison Help is a service of Small Quality Packaging Corp. which provides institutional packaging, personalized shopping and consulting for inmates and their families. All products are in accordance with New York State Department of Correctional Services Directive as revised 03/04/1994. Small Quality Packaging Corp., was started in 1999 after it was discovered that there was a unfulfilled need for the products that are acceptable to meet with the guidelines of the New York State Department of Correctional Facilities. Small Quality Packaging, currently services a number of the bus companies and locations that provide transportation to the New York Correctional Institutions.

Prison Performing Arts

Prison Performing Arts is a 15-year-old, multi-discipline, literacy and performing arts program that serves incarcerated adults and children -- at St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center, City Workhouse, City Justice Center, County Jail, Hogan Street Regional Youth Center, Northeastern Correctional Center (NECC) in Bowling Green, MO and Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC) in Vandalia, MO. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of adults and young people in the Missouri criminal and juvenile justice systems. We foster individual and social change by providing current and former inmates opportunities to participate in the performing arts as artists, students and audience members.

Prison Pet Partnership

A prison inmate, an abandoned shelter puppy and a disabled persons-- on the surface, the three just don't seem to have a lot in common. But in prisons across the United States, they are being connected by threads of kindness, hard work and the desire for a productive life with the help of Prison Pet Partnership.

Prison Pet Partnership Program

The Prison Pet Partnership Program is a model for the nation in the area of the rehabilitation of female offenders within the criminal justice system in Washington State. It began in 1981 with an idea by Sister Pauline Quinn, where inmates would reach out to help others by training special dogs that would assist a disabled person.

Prison Related Quotes

Famous quotes on prison life.

Prisoner Visitation and Support

Prisoner Visitation and Support (PVS) is a volunteer visitation program to Federal and Military prisoners throughout the United States.

Public Access to Court Electronic Records

P.A.C.E.R is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from Federal Appellate, District and Bankruptcy courts, and from the U.S. Party/Case Index.

Puppies Behind Bars

Dr. Thomas Lane, a vet in Florida, thought that prison inmates would make excellent puppy raisers, and started the first guide-dog/prison program. Not only do inmates have unlimited time to spend with the puppies, but they benefit from the responsibility of being puppy raisers in ways that are especially important to their rehabilitation: they learn patience, what it is like to be completely responsible for a living being, how to give and receive unconditional love, and -- since puppy raisers take classes and train the dogs together -- how to work as a team.

Strength Tech

Strength Tech, Inc., a family owned and operated mail order institutional weight lifting equipment manufacturer, was founded in 1982 by Gary Polson. Our products are in use in all 50 states and 18 foreign countries. We have been pleased to work in the weight training industry for 18 years and are proud to have been the first weight lifting equipment manufacturer on the web.

Supermaxed

Supermaxed.com is An informational and educational Website about Supermax and Maximum Security Prisons.

The Correctional Officers Guide to Prison Slang

Dictonary of prison slang provided by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

The Injustice Line

Read news stories about injustice in America, and learn what is really going on behind the claims of liberty, justice for all, due process of law, equal protection of the laws, etc. You also have the chance to submit your own stories.

The National Mental Health Association

Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation- everyday and in times of crisis.

The National Park Service of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US fort on the West Coast, an infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public (and despised by inmates), and the historic 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes. Rich in cultural history, there is also a natural side to the Rock - gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.

The National TASC

National TASC (Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities) is a membership association representing over 220 programs across the United States that are dedicated to the professional delivery of assessment and case management services to substance involved criminal justice and court populations.

The New Road Map Foundation

The New Road Map Foundation seeks to foster a cooperative human community in a diverse yet interconnected world by creating and disseminating practical tools and innovative approaches to personal and cultural change. We promote love and service as routes to personal and social well-being. We serve as a think tank, an educational institute, a project incubator and a networking hub -- as well as advisors -- for many people and networks dedicated to a sustainable future for our world.

Treatment Advocacy Center

The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illnesses.

U.S. Sentencing Commission

The U.S. Sentencing Commission is an independent agency in the judicial branch that establishes sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts, including detailed guidelines describing the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes. Also evaluates the effects of sentencing guidelines on the criminal justice system, and recommends to Congress modifications of criminal law and sentencing procedures.