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ACA's 149th Congress of Correction - American Correctional Association

Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Aug 02 - Aug 07, 2019

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ACA’s 149th Congress of Correction

Aug. 1–6, 2019

For more than 149 years, corrections professionals from across the country and around the world have relied on ACA’s Congress of Correction for information on the latest products, services and technologies that will impact their profession.The ACA Congress of Correction attracts the best in the field to learn, network and explore the future in the ACA exhibit hall. The ACA exhibit hall allows members and guests to see, touch and experience the products that make their jobs safer, more efficient and more productive.

Wardens, superintendents, administrators, purchasing agents and other qualified and authorized buyers will be in Boston to see your cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art products firsthand.This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with thousands of decision-makers who have the need and budgets for your products, services and technologies.

The Congress of Correction has become one of the largest gatherings of corrections personnel in the U.S. Exhibitors have learned firsthand that the decision-makers and purchasers of products and services visit this show annually. Don’t miss your opportunity to reach this exclusive group!Booth space is now available! Generate invaluable business and goodwill for your company by making the 149th Congress of Correction part of your 2019 schedule. Sign up TODAY by completing the exhibit booth reservation form on page 15.

The History of the American Correctional Association

For more than 149 years, the American Correctional Association has championed the cause of corrections and correctional effectiveness. Founded in 1870 as the National Prison Association, ACA is the oldest association developed specifically for practitioners in the correctional profession. During the first organizational meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, the assembly elected then-Ohio Governor and future President Rutherford B. Hayes as the first President of the Association. 

The Declaration of Principles developed at the first meeting in 1870 became the guidelines for corrections in the United States and Europe. At the ACA centennial meeting in 1970, a revised set of Principles, reflecting advances in theory and practice, was adopted by the Association. The principles were updated in 1982 and lastly in 2002.

At the 1954 Congress of Correction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the name of the American Prison Association was changed to the American Correctional Association, reflecting the expanding philosophy of corrections and its increasingly important role within the community and society as a whole. 

Today, the ACA has thousands of members from all over the world.

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