Corrections Lifeskills

Life skills curriculum and services for jails and prisons

Correctional Facility Programs

We have an array of life skills curriculum, and services for jails and prisons of every size and every level of security.

ACCI Lifeskills provides correctional facilities with several options to utilize our curriculum to help achieve its rehabilitation goals and objectives with their inmate population. Our evidence-based curriculum has been utilized in hundreds of county, state and federal facilities across the nation, as well as, internationally.

Purchase Curriculum

ACCI also offers group courses for those facilities that have therapists, group facilitators or trained staff. Volume based discounts are available. Get started with one of your introductory packages.

Annual License To Reprint

This is by far the most cost effective option for making our cognitive life skills materials available to inmates. Contact us for pricing and related details. In most cases, we can get the cost down to under $5.00 per inmate, per course, per year.

eLearning Courses on Inmate Tablets

Our cognitive life skills courses are also available in eLearning format on select inmate tablet providers. Contact us for more information.

Correspondence Program

This option requires no budget, no staff training and no classroom space. This is an easy way to make ACCI correspondence courses available to inmates. Download the inmate catalog and pin up to bulletin boards or other common areas.


ACCI has developed relationships with different commissary providers that re-sale our courses. Contact us to find out if we are working with your commissary.

What Correctional Professionals Are Saying

Placer County Jail

Laura Sanchez

The inmates here at the South Placer Jail look forward to the ACCI curriculum packets because the packets provide them with a different perspective on the issues with which they tend to need the most assistance. Here in Placer County, we use the Parenting, Substance Abuse, Theft/Shoplifting, Offender Responsibility, and Anger Management curriculums. Most of the inmates really appreciate the knowledge they get from the program and some have even taken the time to write sincere appreciation letters for the help the program has provided to them. Our partners in the Probation Department have also recognized some of the ACCI curriculum as meeting court requirements for some of their clients, so the inmates in-custody are able to start making a turnaround to a new lifestyle even before they leave custody. I have received a lot of compliments and praise from inmates for having the ACCI program here at the jail and they are truly grateful for all the benefits it provides to them.

Pinal County Detention Center

Michael Whitaker, Chaplain

The inmates of Pinal County Adult Facility enjoy the ACCI program. Here we have two hours of teaching, ACCI packets, plus required reading “Healing is a Choice.” While one session is going, inmates are signing up for the next session. We have increased the number of classes to and sessions per year to get all those requesting the program through. There are some that can only take the ACCI packets, and they enjoy the challenge to their lives and appreciate the material. Before the new class begins, there is usually between 40-60 inmates who have signed up to take the class.


Heidi Guinen, LICSW

The Intensive Sexual Offender Treatment Program within the New Hampshire Department of Corrections utilizes the ACCI Lifeskills Curriculum within the CORE portion of treatment. Residents utilize the New Headings: Crossing Boundaries workbook as well as the Answer Journal and Tool Kit. Residents utilize Thinking Awareness Forms to look at scenarios in which they could have used appropriate interventions to shift their thinking. Katie’s Story is highlighted as residents learn about the components of victim awareness. We too, adhere to the ACCI treatment principles of “habilitation” vs. rehabilitation. Residents utilize the philosophies of cognitive restructuring to reframe cognitive distortions around offending, thus reducing recidivism for the future. Residents are able to use the curriculum to continue to discuss the impact that trauma may have played in their own lives and build on the framework of empathy for the victim. We find the curriculum useful for many levels of care.

Kerr County Jail, Kerville, TX

Laura Sanchez

Kerr County Sheriff's Department adopted the ACCI curriculum many years ago as an opportunity to create a desire for change among inmates. Without assumptions of guilt or innocence Men and women recognize that there needed to be changed at a core level. Not an easy task. As Director of a men's ministry (Christian Men's Job Corps) I began serving the court-mandated course's for probationers by using the Anger Management of ACCI. Both district courts 216th & 198th are extremely encouraged with the results. Thank You for the Blessings.