A 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Mailing Address: Auburn Correctional Facility, Att: ACCA Chaplains Office
135 State St., Auburn, NY 13021
Telephone: (347) 783-7684
Fax: (315) 253-8401, Ext 2099 [Header Page MUST Include: Att: ACCA Chaplains, Ext. 4802]
Email: Go to ‘Questions or Inquiries’ Section
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ACCA Leadership Team for 2017/2019 ...
President – Tim O’Dell
First VP – Fr. Richard Deshaies
Second VP – Deacon John Tomandl
Treasurer – Chuck Williams
Secretary – Dale Hale
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The South-Central Region of The American Correctional Chaplains
Come join The South-Central Region of The American Correctional Chaplains Association for its annual Conference in Historic Natchez Mississippi, “Where the river is wide and the history runs deep.”
May 15-17 2017
Meetings, Workshops & Events will be held at:
WHERE - Magnolia Bluff Hotel, located 645 S Canal St. Natchez, MS. 601- 861-4600
HOW MUCH - Room rate $99.90 per night king, or double Deadline for reservation at this rate is April 15, 2017 Rooms are under the American Correctional Association.
REGISTRATION - Early Registration (by April 10th) – Entire Conference – Single: $100.00; Couples $155.00
… One Day registration (May 16th) $55.00
On Site Registration – Entire Conference – Single: $160.00; Couples $175.00
… One Day registration (May 16th) $65.00
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? - State prison chaplains, BOP chaplains, GEO, CCS, Community Correction, jails
The National Catholic Reporter has an by in the Nov. 21, 2015 issue.
The article is 'click-able' here - http://ncronline.org/news/spirituality/bringing-god-detention-center-work-mercy
American Jails Magazine Special Issue on Chaplaincy Available Online:
|ACCA Endorsed Pew Forum 50-State Survey on Prison Chaplaincy Released|
To view the entire report, go to http://www.pewforum.org/Social-Welfare/prison-chaplains-exec.aspx.
|Paper on Prison Chaplaincy Published|
A paper on prison chaplaincy by Tom O'Connor and Jeff Duncan entitled 'The Sociology of Humanist, Spiritual, and Religious Practices in Prison: Supporting Responsivity and Desistance from Crime' is now available via the internet. For a free full-text pdf download, go to http://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/2/4/590/
|Sunday TV Mass Serves Inmates Nationwide|
The American Catholic Correctional Chaplains Association recommends a special Sunday Mass produced for those unable to participate in a parish liturgy that is now available via TV. For more information about this program, Click Here
ACA Religious Faith PolicyThe American Correctional Association renewed its 'Public Correctional Policy on Religious Faith and Practice' at the 140th Congress of Correction, August, 2010. To read that policy, Click Here.
Article on Faith-Based Prison UnitsTo read an excellent article by Stephen Hall about Indiana's PLUS program, Click Here
Reprinted with permission of the American Correctional Association, Alexandria, VA
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