Supporting Individuals Working in Our Nation's Jails

The American Jail Association

We are a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those who work in and operate our Nation's jails. We accomplish this by providing training and professional development, educational resources, personal certification, publications, networking opportunities, and advocacy at the State and national level - all designed to increase professionalism in the field and to help jails and detention facilities be safer for both staff and inmates.

Invest in Yourself

An AJA membership is an investment in you and your career. Receive immediate returns, such as our award-winning, bimonthly magazine, American Jails; our weekly e-newsletter (AJAlerts); special pricing on education and certification opportunities, including our annual conference; and discounts on nationally advertised products and services. We offer Individual, Agency, Corporate, Retiree, and Student memberships.

If you are not already a member, we invite you to be a part of this community of correctional professionals.

If you are already a member, you can manage your membership by going to My Account.