"Unicum sed Unitum"

The Association of State Correctional Administrators was founded in the late sixties, and became a fully functional organization with an Executive Directorate in 1985 Leaders have recognized that each jurisdiction represented in the association is unique. Each has its own obligatory statutes, policies, structure, incarcerated population, resources, and critical issues. However, their similarities in purpose, responsibilities, principles, and challenges unite them in their common objectives of public safety, secure and orderly facilities, and professionalism. Using a number of information-sharing modalities, ASCA brings to each member the cumulative benefit of the knowledge, experience, and ideas among all of its members, thereby continually improving the corrections profession.

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Who can be a member of ASCA?

Membership consists of persons who are appointed to serve on a full-time basis to be directly responsible for the administration of the correctional facilities or correctional system of a jurisdiction. These persons include heads of state corrections agencies, Los Angeles County, heads of Cook County (Chicago), the District of Columbia, New York City, Philadelphia, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, The Correctional Service of Canada, each province of Canada, and any United States territory, possession, and/or commonwealth.

ASCA Associate members include former administrators of the above jurisdictions who have successfully served as administrators for an aggregate of at least three years in one or more jurisdictions and who have been nominated and accepted into associate status by ASCA's Executive Committee.