Welcome to the official CUSA (Corrections USA) website. CUSA is a not-for-profit corporation formed by correctional officers in 1998 to provide national recognition for correctional officers employed by federal, state and local governments and is the leader in the fight against prison privatization on the national level. We work daily to enhance the image of Correctional Officers across the nation. CUSA was the first organization to give out the "Valor Award" to Correctional Officers who have helped make the image of Correctional Officers better through their Brave acts. We proudly represent over 80,000 publicly employed correctional officers from across this nation. Corrections USA is not a labor organization and does not get involved in the collective bargaining process at any level of government.
Events & Conferences
NEW! 2016 CORRECTIONS USA CONFERENCE - February 8th - February 10th 2016
Our Annual CUSA Conference will take place at the Harrah's Hotel Las Vegas on February 8-10, 2015. Honoring the men and women who patrol the toughest beat in law enforcement, our nation's professional Correctional Officers! Everyday day in our nation, Correctional Officers go above and beyond the call of duty to protect the safety of the public. It's time we recognize these courageous men and women. The medal of Valor Awards ceremony for 2015 winners will take place at this 2016 CUSA Conference.
A Harris County, Texas corrections officer has died
Medical examiners ruled the death of Detention Officer Tronoski Jones was caused by heart disease and will not be rule a homicide or accident, according to The Houston Chronicle.
An inmate was being moved around 4 a.m. from one section of the Harris County Jail to another area when he became confrontational and combative. Jones collapsed during the altercation and the medical team at the jail was unsuccessful in saving him.
The Harris County Institute for Forensic Sciences report stated that the 26-year-old officer died of atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease and his death has been ruled to be of "natural causes."
Jones had served with the Harris County Sheriff's Office as a detention officer for close to four years.