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In Memory of John Linton

August 12, 1947-September 3, 2019

Welcome to CEA National

A Mission to Teach, A Mission to Learn


Welcome to CEA. We are a professional association of educators and administrators who work in adult and juvenile corrections settings all over the world. We provide critical training, cutting-edge research, and valuable networking opportunities to our members so they can deliver effective, life-changing education to their students. CEA helps its members stay informed about the latest developments in education practice and the corrections industry.

Your mission is to deliver quality education and help inmates achieve successful release and reintegration into society. Our mission is to give you the resources and community you need to accomplish that.

Dear Friends,

 We regret that we have to cancel our 75th International CEA Conference scheduled to be held in Austin, TX in August.

We have re-scheduled the event for the same venue in August, 2021.

 We hope you can attend our Virtual Vendor’s Exhibition scheduled for July 14-16, 2020.

You can register here 

Thank you for your support of CEA!  Be well!




Susan Roberts, Ed.D.

Correctional Education Association
Executive Board President

Standards Commision

This CEA Standards Commission has established comprehensive Standards, a framework for evaluationg education programs in correctinal settings.

Upcoming Conferences

Visit our conference page for the most up to date information regarding our national and regional conferences.


CEA publishes scientific and historical research to build a body of specific best practices. As we study outcomes over time, our members continue to improve the service they provide to their students and institutions.