September/October 2023



Higher Education: College Opportunities in High-Security Prisons
By India Duke, ODRC Public Information Officer

September/October 2022



Likely to stay or bound to leave? Exploring prior work histories of correctional officer recruits
By Alexander L. Burton, Cheryl Lero Jonson, William T. Miller and Rollin Cook

May/June 2022

March/April 2022

Identifying and Treating Alcohol Use Disorders
By Randy Shively, Ph.D. and John Hagan, M.D.

Getting the Most Out of Parent-teacher Conferences with Incarcerated Parents
By Susan Radcliffe, Minday Black-Kelly and Daniel Pollack


January/February 2022

November/December 2021



Destination: Global Eagle
By Charles Mautz, MA and Cynthia Thornton, BA

September/October 2021

July/August 2021

Tony Parker: Finding his calling
By The Tennessee Department of Corrections



From Jim's Desk: No compromise
By James A. Gondles Jr., CAE

May/June 2021


From Jim's Desk: Nashville 2021 Re-imagined
By James A. Gondles Jr., CAE

Rising to the Challenge of Change: Transitional Care Unit
By Alison Leukefeld, Ph.D., Maegan Malespini Psy.D. and Kathryn Morris, Psy.D.

March/April 2021

From Jim's Desk: ACA's 106th President
By James A. Gondles Jr., CAE

Gary C. Mohr: Farewell
Gary C. Mohr's 2021 ACA Virtual Winter Conference Presidential Address and Closing Session speeches

Tony C. Parker: The Future Awaits
Tony C. Parker's 2021 ACA Virtual Winter Conference Presidential speech at the Closing Session

January/February 2021

Co-occurring disorders in the incarcerated population: Treatment needs
By Katy Fabian, MS, LMHC, Randy Shively, Ph.D. and Dean Aufderheide, Ph.D.

A room of their own: Progressive prison programs for women
By Alix McLearen, Kristie Breshears, Doug Mowell and Karl Leukefeld

Witness the Fitness Walking Club
By Roscoe Barnes III, Ph.D.

From Jim's Desk: Our new normal
By James A. Gondles Jr., CAE

November/December 2020

ACA 2020 Election
By James A. Gondles Jr., CAE

Restorative justice interventions
By Dennis McChargue, Ph.D., Sandra Pavelka, Ph.D. and Joseph Kennedy, M.A.

From Jim's Desk: Our differences
By James A. Gondles Jr., CAE

September/October 2020


In Memoriam: Norm Carlson
By Floyd Nelson Jr.

From Jim's Desk: Vote!
By James A. Gondles Jr., CAE

July/August 2020

Mexico: on the road to achieving a better system
By Floyd Nelson with assistance from Accreditation Specialist Eli Mendoza



May/June 2020



The Psychology of COVID-19
By Dean Aufderheide, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Gondles, Ph.D.

March/ April 2020

Facility-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports
By Kristine Jolivette, Ph.D., Nicole C. Swoszowski, Ph.D., Sara Sanders, Ed.D., Robin Parks Ennis, Ph.D. and Jeffrey R. Sprague, Ph.D.



September/ October 2019

July/August 2019

Top Teacher!
By Alexander Carrigan

The 28th Annual NCOEW Wreath Laying Ceremony, 2019
By Alexander Carrigan and Molly Law. Photos courtesy Ellis Williams

Your Membership Matters!
By Natahnya McKinney, Helena Windsor and Crystal Adair

May/June 2019



Deciphering inmate communication
By John M. Vanyur, Ph.D. and Moamed Hussein

Transforming lives through service dogs
By Robert Breckenridge II

March/April 2019

Presidential Overview
By Lannette Linthicum, M.D., FACP ACA Immediate Past President

From Jim’s Desk
The importance and effect of government on our lives
By James A. Gondles Jr., CAE ACA Executive Director

ACA Certification and Military Corrections
An interview with members of the Navy Consolidated Brig in Chesapeake, Virginia
By Alexander carrigan and Arnela Hadzisulejmanovic


January/February 2019


National Law Enforcement Museum
An exhibit features a ‘powerful backdrop’ for corrections
BY Floyd Nelson


November/December 2018


Health & Wellness Expo and Proclamation
ACA supports health and wellness in every way
By Molly Law

Finding the Tools for Wellness
A conversation with Colette S. Peters
By Floyd Nelson

Defying the Odds
Staying drug free: A youth-based program building positive, productive citizens
By Crystal Brown-Voeltz

September/October 2018

The Importance of Voting
By J. David Donahue

Gender differences in confinement
PREA preparedness
By Randy Shively and Ramona Swayne

A New Way of Life
How one woman broke the cycle of recidivism and is helping others break it too
By Alex Carrigan

Keeping an Eye Out
"Green" improvement possibilities for correctional facilities
By Robert Breckenridge II