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ACA Attendees Respond to Next Generation of Prisons Discussion

January 31st, 2011

On the first day of exhibiting at the ACA Winter Conference in San Antonio, Texas, many visitors to the Performa booth showed great interest in the Next Generation of Prisons exhibit. The future of prisons and prison reform are top of mind for many corrections professionals.

Hans Hansen and Bill Dobyns of Lydig Construction discuss construction trends in the Justice market with Performa’s Steve Wille and Scott Wohr.

Hans Hansen and Bill Dobyns of Lydig Construction discuss construction trends in the Justice market with Performa’s Steve Wille and Scott Wohr.

Visitors to Performa’s booth get an exclusive glimpse at the Next Generation of Prisons.

Visitors to Performa’s booth get an exclusive glimpse at the Next Generation of Prisons.

Performa’s Super Bowl package giveaway at the ACA Winter Conference has attracted many Packer and Steeler fans.

Performa’s Super Bowl package giveaway at the ACA Winter Conference has attracted many Packer and Steeler fans.

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Next Generation of Prisons

January 27th, 2011

In the early 70s, there were about 200,000 people locked up in the U.S. Today’s prison population of 1.8 million represents a growth of over 800% in the past 30 years.

If recent incarceration rates remain unchanged, an estimated 1 out of every 20 persons (5.1%) will serve time in prison during their lifetime.

What can we do to improve prison performance?

LEARN MORE at the ACA Winter Conference in San Antonio at Performa’s booth #625. To get a preview, click the video link below or visit

http://www.performainc.com/next-generation-of-prisons/index.php

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Watch for Performa at ACA Winter Conference

January 21st, 2011

Performa will offer a video preview of prisons of the future and more details about its “Next Generation of Prisons” initiative at its booth during the American Correctional Association (ACA) Winter Conference.

The conference will be held Jan. 28—Feb. 2 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio,Texas. The Exhibit Hall will be open Jan. 30—Feb. 1 and will be the site of a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 30.

Attending from Performa will be Jeffrey Kanzelberger, CEO; David Robillard, Justice Group President; and Steve Wille, Senior Project Manager. They invite everyone to stop at the Performa booth, see the video, and share thoughts on what future prisons may look like.

The conference will feature workshops covering a wide variety of topics, from recidivism in juvenile offenders to health care for older inmates, every day. Other activities include:

  • Noted college football coach Gene Stallings will be the keynote speaker at the ACA Annual Luncheon Feb. 1.
  • Educational opportunities will include Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in partnership with Sam Houston State University.
  • Representatives will be on hand to discuss the latest products and services in the Exhibit Hall.

Find out more about the conference and register online.

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