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James (Jim) Sullivan

Jim Sullivan

October 13, 1934 –March 2, 2020

It is with great sadness and heartache that we announce the passing of Jim Sullivan. Jim was one of the original founding members of the Northern California Corrections Association (NCCA). Which host the Keys to Inmate Management Conference every year. Jim was a 30 year Air Force veteran and achieved the rank of Colonel and earned his BS degree from Ohio State while in the service. Jim worked for the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office in Stockton, Ca from October 1988 to July 2006. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn. Jim loved his wife very much and often spoke of the lovely memories they shared.

You may recall Jim collecting your tickets to enter the Grand Ballroom for meals at the conference or sitting at our booth signing you up for membership. I personally, will always remember Jim for his well natured and caring personality. Jim was our association secretary, and dear friend. Jim held a personal commitment to the Keys Conference. We have recently adopted a motion to rename our scholarship to the, “Jim Sullivan Memorial Scholarship.” Jim will forever hold a place in our hearts and his legacy will carry on through this scholarship.

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Keys Conference 2021 has been cancelled.

California Corrections Association sponsors the Keys to Inmate Management Conference

The KEYS Conference is an annual gathering of Corrections personnel who recognize “Education is the Key” to professionalism in the field of Corrections. During the conference, managers, line personnel, civilian providers, program personnel, probation officers or other staff involved in the operation of detention facilities meet to learn from experts in the field, exchange information and broaden their knowledge in their field.