MASCA Family Loses

G.T. Paul

It is with great sadness that I share the news of Retired NJ DOC Major G.T. Paul‘s passing. Dedicated to corrections, G.T. authored a 30-year, illustrious career as a New Jersey Corrections Officer, serving in many different facilities. Beyond that, he was a substantial contributor to MASCA, serving on multiple MASCA committees while helping shape countless successful conferences and events. He embraced his MASCA membership with pride and could always be counted on to volunteer or fill any need within the organization, resulting in a significant presence at all MASCA events. I express my deepest condolences to his wife Sharon, and his family. 

-MASCA President Paul Lagana

Lehigh County (PA) Correctional Officer Passes from COVID-19 1/19/21

Gary Dean


SCI Houtzdale (PA) Corrections Officer Passes from Covid-19 1/20/21

Kyle C. Dixon
Kyle C. Dixon Obituary
Read Kyle's Obituary Here


Erie County (PA) Probation Officer Passes from Covid-19 1/6/21

Colten Brown


Read Colten's Obituary Here



"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -Mahatma Gandhi

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."

-Abraham Lincoln


2021 Dennis Martin Scholarship Applications are now being accepted - CLICK HERE

**Must be a MASCA Member, Student Member or spouse/child of a member to apply. If you don't currently meet criteria, CLICK HERE and join MASCA to immediately become eligible.


MASCA Operations Manager Appointed Statewide Veterans Coordinator for PA DOC


A Letter from President Lagana to Newly Appointed Commissioner Quiros of the Connecticut DOC


MASCA Welcomes Commissioner Quiros of the Connecticut Department of Corrections


MASCA Welcomes Commissioner Hill of the Maryland Dept. of Public Safety and Correctional Services

In The News (Links)

New Jersey Officer Severely Assaulted Inside State Prison

CT Department of Corrections Reduces Technical Violations

DE State Police Name First Woman Superintendent

PA State Police Already Holds its Troopers to the Highest Standards

NY Corrections Officers Taken to Hospital after Five Points Attack

MD Police Chief Leaving Law Enforcement due to Political Climate

About 20% of NJ Prisoners Could be Freed to Avoid Virus

Managing Stress During the Outbreak

Corrections Officer Heroes

Building Your Resilience

Coping with Grief and Loss

Developing Mental Toughness


MASCA is a non-profit organization comprised of members from CT, DE, MD, NJ, PA, NY, and DC. It is a professional organization for those involved in court administration, juvenile justice, probation and parole, institutional and community corrections as well as for citizens with a vital interest in the juvenile and criminal justice fields.


"If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all your heart. Lift their burden, and your own burden will be lighter." -Ezra Taft Benson





Reentry Coalition of New Jersey (RCNJ) Seeking Administrator - Click Here for More Information 



"Throughout this pandemic, we have lost so many and yet again the MASCA family has been impacted. On behalf of MASCA, and all is its members, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the families of Lehigh County Officer Gary Dean, PA DOC Officer Kyle Dixon, and Erie County Probation Officer Colten Brown, who recently passed away. May they Rest In Peace."


A Message from MASCA President

Paul Lagana:

"On behalf  of The Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association, I would like to congratulate MASCA‘s Operations Director Michael Carrington on his appointment as Pennsylvania Department of Corrections‘ Statewide Veterans Coordinator. Honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 2006, Mike is the ideal selection for this position where his experience, knowledge and passion position him for continued success. The responsibilities of Mike‘s new role are significant, but there is little doubt that he will continue to positively impact our veterans and Pennsylvania‘s DOC while also distinguishing himself as an exemplary leader. Congratulations, Mike!"


Connecticut DOC has Posted Several Employment Opportunities. Click Here for More Information.


MASCA is proud to announce our 2020 scholarship recipient,

Kelsey E. Herbert

Kelsey is a graduate student at Stevenson University, taking classes for forensic investigations. She was recently hired by the Maryland State Police and is working with the Western Maryland Forensics Team.  Congrats Kelsey!!