PRESIDENT
Timothy O'Dell
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CORPORATE INFORMATION
A 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Mailing Address: Auburn Correctional Facility, Att: ACCA Chaplains Office

135 State St., Auburn, NY 13021
Telephone: (315) 729-4668

Fax: (315) 252-0336 [Header Page MUST Include: Att: ACCA]
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News & Events

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ORLANDO CONFERENCE MEETINGS

Sat., January 6th ...

10:00 AM ... ACCA Executive Council ... Vinnoy Room, Orlando World Center Marriott

10:30 AM ... Faith, Hope and Incarceration ... Crystal Ballroom B, Orlando World Center Marriott

12:30 PM ... Health Care Luncheon ... Canary 3 & 4 Rooms, Orlando World Center Marriott

  1:00 PM ... ACCA Membership Meeting ... Vinnoy Room, Orlando World Center Marriott

  4:30 PM ... ACCCA [ACCM] Roman Catholic Mass ... Key West Room, Orlando World Center Marriott

  5:30 PM ... Dinner / Evening on your own.

Sun., January 7th ...

  8:00 AM ... Religion and Faith Baseed Services Committee ... Chicago/Denver Room, Orlando World Center Marriott

11:00 AM ... APCCA Prostant Worship Service ... Canary 3 Room, Orlando World Center Marriott

  4:00 PM ... Exhibit Hall Open Reception ... Cypress Ballroom, Orlando World Center Marriott

Pictures of the Conference

Please take a look at our Facebook Page for the pictures of our conference held in conjunction with the ACA at Orlando.

 

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The National Catholic Reporter has an by  in the

The article is 'click-able' here - http://ncronline.org/news/spirituality/bringing-god-detention-center-work-mercy

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American Jails Magazine Special Issue on Chaplaincy Available Online:


While a few years since the publication, the July/August 2012 issue of the American Jail Association's magazine, which was devoted to 'Keeping the Faith - Religious Issues in Jails' is still a bench mark for chaplains and should be considered required reading. AJA's journal described the chaplaincy as: "Meeting the religious needs of inmates from all faith groups without breaking the budget, the law or security can be a formidable challenge. This unique issue of American Jails focuses on religious programming, including best practices and the role that a professional chaplain plays in the proper management of a detention facility." Several of the articles, a dual guest editorial, guest 'Chaplain's Corner' column and tribute to Sister Margaret Graziano have been contributed by ACCA members. To download a pdf file of the entire issue, click here .

  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 Policy
The 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 Units
To 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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