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LEADING EXPERTS TO DISCUSS CHALLENGES, CORRECTIONS' IMAGE

 LEADING EXPERTS TO DISCUSS CHALLENGES, CORRECTIONS' IMAGE
 Corrections experts from around the nation will gather January 20-22 in Portland, Ore., at the American Correctional Association's (ACA) annual Winter Conference to discuss pressing issues and explore corrections' changing image.
 More than 2,500 attendees will hear top speakers address this year's conference theme, "Opportunities, Not Obstacles: Changing the Image of Corrections," and other important topics in the field at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
 Over 30 stimulating workshops and sessions covering nearly every aspect of corrections will be offered by nationally known experts. Insight on managing juveniles; female inmates; special needs; and terminally ill and sex offenders will be offered. Educating offenders through community, literacy, substance abuse, and AIDS programs, and safety issues for staff will be key topics.
 M. Wayne Huggins, director of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), opens the conference with the keynote address at the opening session Jan. 20. Huggins will discuss the importance of increasing public awareness about corrections and the role corrections plays in today's society.
 Charles DeWitt, director of the National Institute of Justice, will speak on corrections research and development in the '90s at the Annual Winter Conference Luncheon Jan. 21.
 Neil Goldschmidt, former mayor of Portland, cabinet secretary for the Carter administration and governor of Oregon from 1987 to 1991, will address conference attendees during the closing luncheon keynote address Jan. 22.
 The American Correctional Association is a membership organization composed of professionals, individual agencies and organizations involved in every aspect of the corrections field. It has more than 25,000 members in the United States, Canada and other nations, as well as 67 affiliated organizations representing states or professional specialties.
 In existence for more than 200 years, the American Correctional Association has been the driving force in establishing national correctional policies and advocating safe, humane and effective operations. Today, the ACA is the worldwide authority on correctional policy and standards, offering members, individual correctional workers and agencies the latest tools for professional development.
 CONTACT: Patricia Poupore or Heidi Murphy of the American Correctional Association, 301-206-5051.
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