A Historical Moment ... PAST PRESIDENTS' Council Meets to Revise Declaration of Principles.
ACA's Declaration of Principles adopted in 1870 at the first Congress of Correction, has been regarded as a famous document of guidelines for corrections for more than 100 years. The declaration has gone through four revisions -- 1930, 1960, 1970 and 1982 -- with the basic structure of the original principles left intact.
Since the last revision, both ACA and the corrections field have been characterized by many changes, a dedicated leadership and the hard work of thousands of corrections professionals. The meeting that took place in May is representative of this and resulted in a draft document that will be presented during the 131st Congress of Congress in Philadelphia at a public hearing Saturday, Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Reflecting on the meeting, Gondles said, "As I paused and took a look around the table, I was in awe of the amount of experience that these men and women have, as well as their selfless commitment to corrections." Further, he said, "Each one of them brought unique contributions to the table," adding, "What also continues to impress me is the depth and breadth of historical knowledge of ACA that Tony Travisono possesses."
Once the council has received input at this year's Congress, the document will be printed for member input in the October 2001 issue of Corrections Today.
Dana M. Murray is graphics and production manager of Corrections Today.
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|Author:||Murray, Dana M.|
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|Date:||Aug 1, 2001|
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