Talk:American Correctional Association

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This article could have been deleted as blatant advertising, but I've settled for removing the spam. However, it still has no independent verifiable references. Jimfbleak (talk) 05:30, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Wikiproject Prisons[edit]

If anyone is interested, I have proposed a new Wikiproject concerning prisons here.--Cdogsimmons (talk) 16:37, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Average Wage and Executive Salary[edit]

The sentence about executive salary and average worker's salary compared to the "living wage" seems very out of place. Why exactly is this information included? I've never seen any other Wikipedia page that puts these figures in the article. I think it should be removed unless someone can explain why it's crucial to have it there. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:45, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

COI Editing[edit]

The ACA has previously deleted well sourced information from this article on Oct. 31, 2014. Its IPN is There was another edit on July 19, 2016, that removed well-sourced, long standing text by IPN, another unregistered user from Alexandria, Virginia, six miles from Arlington. Activist (talk) 12:13, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

  • Hello @Activist: -- I've just reverted another deletion. I agree that these are likely COI edits. The article needs some work, and I wouldn't really call it balanced at this point, IMO, but somebody is persistently deleting embarrasing facts here. I've watchlisted it. --Lockley (talk) 22:29, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
    • @Lockley: Thanks for your perseverance and vigilance. I expect that either the scrubbing is either in-house, or via a "reputation defender." Activist (talk) 23:51, 29 August 2016 (UTC)


I would replace the quote from shane bauer with something less misleading, more like "The ACA is the largest and oldest correctional association in the world, and their conventions offer a rare glimpse into the world of US prisons. Vendors in the exhibit hall openly discuss their increasing sales of SWAT-style equipment to prisons. Visitors can check out the new tech like drone-detection devices, surveillance systems, and shank-proof e-cigarettes. People hold workshops on issues like sex between prison guards and inmates and the problem of drug-dealing staff. Serious topics like suicide among transgender inmate populations are often revealingly discussed in terms of liability and cost." (talk) 03:15, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

  • I'm not convinced that would be an improvement. There's only one quote from Bauer, and it's a neutral and accurate statement. --Lockley (talk) 20:41, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Restore staffing vs executive officer wage gaps[edit]

Via a previous edition of the page that referenced average employee pay (based on previous tax returns which showed the number of employees and the amount of money spent on staff salaries). This information was deleted and restored at least twice as editors battled attempts to "scrub" the article by someone at the American Correctional Association (based on IP address). The section is quoted below.

Financial records show that the average ACA employee is paid $33,000/year (well under the living wage for the Washington, DC area) but he himself is paid about $250,000/year plus an additional $20,000 of "other" income and benefits. [1]

Obxdc09 (talk) 00:20, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

  1. ^