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New Website

Today, 9/20/2016, we are announcing a new and improved AJA website to better serve the Corrections Community and our members.
For the past two years, the AJA staff has been putting together a better online experience with more features, a richer user interface, and an easier to use members-only section. The new site will have something for everyone. As we make the switch, we must turn off the member interface to account information. The remainder of the website is up and running and will continue to offer content as it always has.

Members with an urgent need to update payment or profile information, should contact AJA headquarters by phone or email to make changes.

On October 3, everything will be turned back on, but with a new look, features and accessibility. Sorry for the inconvenience and we thank you in advance for your understanding and patience. Stand by for the new and improved website experience beginning on October 3.

Thank you,
The AJA Staff

Life Member

Annual Dues: $125.00


Professional Membership

Annual Dues: $48.00

Your AJA Professional Membership entitles you to great benefits such as American Jails; AJAlert; Savings on Professional development seminars and registration fees for the AJA Annual Training Conference & Jail Expo; Networking opportunities to gain knowledge from industry professionals across the country, one of your best sources of information; Plus much more!

An AJA Professional Membership is an investment in both you and your career. In addition to the benefits listed above, individual members receive a membership certificate, AJA lapel pin, and member card.


Canadian Membership

Annual Dues: $54.00

Your AJA Individual Membership entitles you to great benefits such as American Jails; AJAlert; Savings on Professional development seminars and registration fees for the AJA Annual Training Conference & Jail Expo; Networking opportunities to gain knowledge from industry professionals across the country, one of your best sources of information; Plus much more!

An AJA Individual Membership is an investment in both you and your career. In addition to the benefits listed above, individual members receive a membership certificate, AJA lapel pin, and member card.


Professional Individual Membership (International)

Annual Dues: $66.00

Your AJA Individual Membership entitles you to great benefits such as American Jails; AJAlert; Savings on Professional development seminars and registration fees for the AJA Annual Training Conference & Jail Expo; Networking opportunities to gain knowledge from industry professionals across the country, one of your best sources of information; Plus much more!

An AJA Individual Membership is an investment in both you and your career. In addition to the benefits listed above, individual members receive a membership certificate, AJA lapel pin, and member card.


Lifetime Membership

One Time Dues: $500.00

Life Members recognize that supporting AJA’s work is essential to the health and growth of their professional community. As a Life Member of AJA, you are showing your commitment to the ongoing development of the corrections profession.

We offer both single payment and pro-rated options to fit your budget. Anyone qualified to be an Individual or Retiree Member is also qualified to be a Life Member and receive AJA’s American Jails, weekly AJAlert e-newsletter, lifetime member card, plaque, and special lifetime member pin, in addition to a lifetime of discounts on AJA conferences, events, and resources.


Retiree Account

Annual Dues: $36.00

A person is eligible to be an AJA Retiree Member if he/she has retired from corrections or from employment with any organization that provides services to the field of corrections. This membership category helps keep members current on new developments in the field. Retirees receive a special discount on attendance at AJA’s Annual Training Conference & Jail Expo . You’ll also receive the American Jails magazine and weekly AJAlert e-newsletter.

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Agency Small

Annual Dues: $100.00

Criminal justice agencies can also benefit through an Agency Membership, which offers special pricing on AJA’s Professional Development Seminars, annual conference registration, and personal certification programs. Agency members also receive five copies of American Jails, five membership pins, the weekly AJAlert e-newsletter, an agency membership certificate, and an agency membership card.

Agencies are considered SMALL if the capacity is 1-99 beds. You will receive up to 5 discounted registrations per event.


Agency Medium

Annual Dues: $300.00

Criminal justice agencies can also benefit through an Agency Membership, which offers special pricing on AJA’s Professional Development Seminars, annual conference registration, and personal certification programs. Agency members also receive five copies of American Jails, five membership pins, the weekly AJAlert e-newsletter, an agency membership certificate, and an agency membership card.

Agencies are considered MEDIUM if the capacity is 100-999 beds. You will receive up to 5 discounted registrations per event.


Agency Large

Annual Dues: $500.00

Criminal justice agencies can also benefit through an Agency Membership, which offers special pricing on AJA’s Professional Development Seminars, annual conference registration, and personal certification programs. Agency members also receive five copies of American Jails, five membership pins, the weekly AJAlert e-newsletter, an agency membership certificate, and an agency membership card.

Agencies are considered LARGE if the capacity is over 1,000 beds. You will receive up to 15 discounted registrations per event.


Corporate Membership

Annual Dues: $350.00

Corporate membership is available to companies providing products and services to jails. This beneficial membership category links your company to more than 3,200 jails and detention facilities in the United States through advertising, exhibiting, and sponsorship opportunities. If you are looking for a way to reach out to the jail market, our Jail Directory rental listing can help you introduce your products and/or services to agencies across the Nation. Corporate members receive a 15% discount for any ad in American Jails, five copies of American Jails, the weekly AJAlert e-newsletter, a membership certificate, an AJA pin, and a membership card.


Affiliate Members

Annual Dues: $100.00

Affiliate membership is available to private, nonprofit organizations. Take advantage of special benefits that include a discount on exhibit booth rental, recognition in AJA publications, certificate, pin, and membership card. American Jails and the weekly AJAlert e-newsletter are also included. (Evidence of nonprofit status must accompany your application.)

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Student Account

Annual Dues: $15.00

This special membership level is available to full-time students not currently employed in the field of corrections. Student membership can open the door to such opportunities as networking with current jail professionals, keeping up with the latest happenings in the field, and receiving a special discount for attendance at AJA’s Annual Training Conference & Jail Expo. Student members receive the American Jails magazine, AJAlert e-newsletter, membership pin, certificate, and card. (A photocopy of your full-time student ID must accompany your application.)

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Subscription Only

Annual Dues: $88.00


Non-Member Account

If you do not wish to become a member at this time, but need an account to participate in any of our online services that require a login please signup here.