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Green Prisons provides an online forum for the exchange of ideas between practitioners and providers regarding environmental sustainability within the nation’s correctional sector.

7 Steps To Comply with ACA's Sustainability Standard

Find out how your institution's practices measure up against the American Correctional Association's Audit Standard.

WE ARE was created to provide a forum between providers of sustainable products and services and correctional administrators. The website promotes dialogue, provides news on sustainable projects in corrections and provides training and technical assistance networking services.


We are committed to helping corrections find sustainable solutions to save/generate dollars, provide meaningful work and training opportunities for offenders, and to assist institutions in becoming good neighbors to their community by reducing their footprint on local environmental services. GreenPrisons services are provided without charge to correctional agencies and practitioners.




Topics: GreenPrisons Announces New Journal. The “GreenPrisons Journal” will offer its first edition in the first quarter of 2018. Beginning in December the highly subscribed GreenPrisons webinar series will return with new content...

Topics: NIC and DOE Host First National Workgroup on Sustainability in Corrections. Two Major Conference Events Rapidly Approaching. Horticultural and Gardening Programs Bring “New Life” to the Correctional Environment.

opics: GreenPrisons Celebrates Earth Day, Planning for the 147th Congress of Corrections in St. Louis is almost completed, The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) will host a first ever planning session...

Topics: GreenPrisons Joins Relief Efforts for Texas Correctional Families; Many of the staff at Texas Correctional facilities devotedly remained on duty securing and protecting the offenders in their care, while their own families dealt...

Topics: GreenPrisons is coming to a Conference near you.The American Correctional Association (ACA) returns with its Green Aisle at the 147th Congress of Corrections in St Louis, August 18th-22nd and GreenPrisons will be there.

Topics: GreenPrisons expands your opportunities about new sustainable technology, or practices that can be utilized in corrections, Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) receives Recycler of the Year Award at the Mid-Valley Green...

Topics: GreenPrisons Prepares for the 147th ACA  Congress of Corrections, 6th year, the Green Aisle continues to draw companies. GreenPrisons and the Lee County (FL) Detention Center Host “Southern Forum” on November 14th...

Topics: Special Edition GreenPrisons Newsletter acknowledging the difficult work that all those who work inside our nation’s prisons, jails, and community corrections offices do on a daily basis. Further, "Green Programs" are playing...

Topics: GreenPrisons Website Gets New Look. Write your Own GP Blog! GP Intiates Sustainability Listserv. ACA Winter Conference Marks A Milestone in Sustainability for Corrections.


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Click below to read a synopsis of the first National Symposium on Sustainable Corrections held in Indianapolis May 13-16. Information is included on workshops, discussions, the Keynote Address and the tour of the Putnamville facility.

Report on 2011 National Symposium on Sustainable Corrections


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