American Correctional Association
The American Correctional Association (ACA), formerly known as the National Prison Association, is the oldest and largest international correctional association in the world. Approximately 80 percent of all state departments of corrections and youth services are active participants. Also included are programs and facilities operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the private sector.
The ACA was originally founded under the name National Prison Association in 1870. The name was officially changed in 1950 with hopes of having a name that more accurately reflected the organization's philosophy on corrections. 
- "ACA History" (in English). American Correctional Association. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
- "Col. Joseph F. Scott Dead. Ex-Superintendent of Prisons of New York Dies in Denver". New York Times. December 15, 1918. Retrieved 2013-11-26. "Colonel Joseph F. Scott, former Superintendent of Prisons of New York, died on Dec. 7 at the home of his brother in Denver, Colorado ... In 1900, Col. Scott was elected president of the National Prison Association. ..."
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