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The National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) is dedicated to serving those who operate jails, detention and correctional facilities across the country.  NIJO recognizes and understands the enormous liability and increasing litigation facing administrators.  We provide a compilation of legal-based resources and information to assist agencies in making facilities safer and more secure, helping you proactively defend against frivolous litigation to protect against adverse publicity and liability.

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Free Exercise of Religion (Part 1): Evolution of Prisoner Rights

By Expert:  Gary DeLand The Right of Free Exercise ...
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Voluntary Exposure in Jails & Prisons–Do your policies protect you?

By Expert : Tate McCotter Correctional officers regularly deal with ...
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CRITICAL MISTAKES CHOICES

By Expert : Mike Haley PhD Recently, I was  asked ...
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Utah Sheriffs’ Association Response to News Media Discussion of Jail Suicides

By Expert : Gary DeLand Editor’s Note:  The following letter was ...
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Photographing Arrestee Tattoos

Many facilities across the country photograph the tattoos of ...
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3 arrested after drone drops drugs, cell phone at Michigan prison

By Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press | Posted : Friday, August 18th, 2017

LANSING, MI — Three people were arrested after trying to use a
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Program helps jail inmates avoid drugs, reoffending

By Amy Coveno | Posted : Friday, August 18th, 2017

OSSIPEE, NH- A program at the Carroll County Jail is
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Lockdown: Florida’s 97,000 prison inmates confined through weekend

By Julie K. Brown, Miami Herald | Posted : Friday, August 18th, 2017

FLORIDA- All of Florida's 97,000 state prison inmates are on
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3 Arizona Inmates Found Guilty of Trying to Kill Jail Guard

By Associated Press | Posted : Thursday, August 17th, 2017

FLORENCE, AZ- Three Arizona inmates were found guilty of assaulting and conspiring
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3 arrested after drone drops drugs, cell phone at Michigan prison

LANSING, MI — Three people were arrested after trying to use a ...
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Program helps jail inmates avoid drugs, reoffending

OSSIPEE, NH- A program at the Carroll County Jail is ...
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Lockdown: Florida’s 97,000 prison inmates confined through weekend

FLORIDA- All of Florida's 97,000 state prison inmates are on ...
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3 Arizona Inmates Found Guilty of Trying to Kill Jail Guard

FLORENCE, AZ- Three Arizona inmates were found guilty of assaulting and conspiring ...
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Should Ohio automatically release inmates if prisons too crowded?

COLUMBUS, OH- A proposed sweeping rewrite of Ohio’s criminal laws ...
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JAILCON was created to offer legal-based training on the hottest corrections issues– taught by the most recognized corrections instructors and experts in the country.  JAILCON is the perfect opportunity for sheriffs, jail administrators and other decision makers to learn how to proactively defend against liability or adverse publicity, and to give officers and staff the training they need to help run a constitutionally-safe facility.  Register today to attend JAILCON17 South in New Orleans August 28-30, 2017.

New ICE Detainer Policy

ICE has formally announced a significant change in its detainee policy. Immigration officers must establish probable cause before issuing a detainer with federal, state, local or tribal LEA. Documentation required for all detainers issued must be...

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Prisoner Searches 2 Credit Hours Description:  The purpose of this course is to provide Administrators, Supervisors, and Deputies/Officers an overview of prisoner searches. Searching prisoners’ property, personal searches, cell searches, cross-gender searches, and visitor searches are among the topics discussed.  Enroll today!
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