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Sneak Peek at Corrections News Article on the Next Generation of Prisons

March 21st, 2011

“Creating High Performance Correction Environments: The ‘X Factor’ for the Next Generation of Prisons” will be featured in the March/April issue of Corrections News. It’s written by Performa and former Warden Bob Hood, a national security expert.

Here are a few of the topics covered in the article that may interest you:

  • The economic stress on corrections professional as they’re expected to do more with less.
  • Creating high-performance environments by looking beyond bricks and mortar.
  • How Performa views correctional facilities as part of a much larger environment.
  • The overarching tenets that will impact the next generation of prisons.
  • How Performa is working with a team of practitioners to identify and validate the critical issues impacting corrections.

Read a sneak peek of the article.

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ACA Winter Show Closes Strong

February 8th, 2011

Despite much colder weather on Tuesday (30s), and a major winter storm that closed airports across the U.S., traffic was strong on the final day of the ACA Winter Show. The Performa team made many new connections with federal, state and local justice agencies.

Plus, Performa’s Next Generation of Prisons garnered a lot of interest and a number of key industry leaders expressed a desire to participate in the initiative. Stay tuned for more updates as the initiative progresses.


Congratulations to Patrick Dougherty, Lieutenant with the Houston Police Department, won the Super Bowl Party Package at the ACA Winter Show in San Antonio.

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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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