American Correctional Association
For more than 125 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.
American Probation and Parole Association - Probation Information - Parole Info
The American Probation and Parole Association is an international association composed of individuals from the United States and Canada actively involved with probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both adult and juvenile sectors.
Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA)
The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators incorporated in 1994 to bring together juvenile justice leaders.
Department of the Solicitor General of Canada
Welcome to the Solicitor General of Canada site. The site contains the full text of hundreds of documents, speeches and press releases dealing with policing, corrections, parole and national security.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
While the primary business of the Federal Bureau of Prisons is operating correctional facilities, certain administrative, support, and policy functions are carried out by the Central Office, six regional offices, and two training centers.
('Links' & 'BOP - Directory' are good places to start.)
Family and Corrections Network: families and children of prisoners.
Since 1983 Family and Corrections Network has provided ways for those concerned with families of offenders to share information and experiences in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We have done this through publishing, sponsoring conferences, liaison with other agencies, presentations, and consultation. We have published information on children of prisoners, parenting programs for prisoners, prison visiting, incarcerated fathers, hospitality programs and a variety of other topics. We are a low overhead, volunteer organization with a vital mission.
HM Prison Service Home (UK)
Her Majesty's Prison Service serves the public by keeping in custody those committed by the courts. Our duty is to look after them with humanity and help them lead law-abiding and useful lives in custody and after release.
(Be sure to view the links they've assembled for additional UK databases.)
KCL: International Centre for Prison Studies (ICPS) (UK)
The International Centre for Prison Studies seeks to assist governments and other relevant agencies to develop appropriate policies on prisons and the use of imprisonment. It carries out its work on a project or consultancy basis for international agencies, governmental and non-governmental organisations.
National Center on Institutions and Alternatives
National Center on Institutions and Alternatives is a private nonprofit progressive and effective criminal justice and human services agency founded in 1977.
National Correctional Industries Association
The National Correctional Industries Association, Inc. (CIA) was founded in 1941 as the Penal Industries Association (PIA), an affiliate of the American Prison Association (APA). In 1954, when the APA adopted the name, "American Correctional Association (ACA)," the PIA changed its name accordingly to that currently in use today.
National Institute of Corrections Online - Welcome
Provides access to National Institute of Corrections (NIC) resources and clearinghouse services, primarily targeted toward corrections practitioners and policy makers.
Native Law Centre of Canada | Sentencing Circles
Books, articles and cases about Sentencing Circles. This list was created due to the problem students had finding material on Sentencing Circles, which were often under the subject headings of: 1. Indians of North America - Canada - Criminal justice system or 2. Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada. 3. Sentences (Criminal procedure - Canada).
Parole Board (UK)
The Parole Board for England and Wales exists to carry out risk assessments to inform decisions on the early release of prisoners with the ultimate aim of protecting the public. We aim to be fair, open and consistent in all our decisions and to operate effective and efficient processes in order to consider cases in a timely manner.
Penal Reform International (PRI)
The aim of this site is to inform you about PRI activities worldwide and about the organisation's activities and the ideas on which PRI is based.
prisonsandjails.com: Corrections Industry directory and guide
Prisonsandjails.com is a worldwide resource for the Corrections Industry.
The Corrections Connection News Network [CCNN] - Corrections.com
The Largest Online Resource for News, Business & Information in Corrections. The site is the only weekly media outlet devoted to corrections and features live talks, bulletin boards, listservs, free email, online training, jobs, events, RFPs, the industry's most comprehensive online Buyers Guide and an online shopping center.
United States Sentencing Commission
The sentencing guidelines provide federal judges clear direction for sentencing defendants in their courts. The guidelines take into account the seriousness of the criminal behavior and the defendant's criminal record.