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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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Prison officials: Staff member attacked by inmate

LINCOLN, NB- Nebraska prison officials say a prison staff ...
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Inmates’ antics in state prison result in smelly situation

SAN ANTONIO, TX- Hondo officials are scrambling to find ...
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5 jail inmates hospitalized over suspected drug overdoses

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Jail Deputies Learn New Ways to Deal with Mentally Ill Inmates

CHARLESTON, SC- For 45 long minutes, Deputy Michael Walters ...
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Inmates came up with an ingenious way to work out

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Sheriff: Policy violated in Texas escape that led to killing

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BROWNSVILLE, TX- Detention officers did not follow sheriff's policy when an
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Prison officials: Staff member attacked by inmate

Source : Associated Press,http://www.ketv.com/article/prison-officials-tecumseh-staff-member-attacked-by-inmate/8057141 Link By Expert : Associated Press
LINCOLN, NB- Nebraska prison officials say a prison staff member
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County inmates sue over jail conditions

MARSHALL, TX- — Inmates in the Marion County Jail have filed
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Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Felons To Vote In Jail

SACRAMENTO, CA- Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to restore the
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Sheriff: Policy violated in Texas escape that led to killing

BROWNSVILLE, TX- Detention officers did not follow sheriff's policy when an ...
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Prison officials: Staff member attacked by inmate

LINCOLN, NB- Nebraska prison officials say a prison staff member ...
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County inmates sue over jail conditions

MARSHALL, TX- — Inmates in the Marion County Jail have filed ...
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Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Felons To Vote In Jail

SACRAMENTO, CA- Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to restore the ...
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Arming Deputies with Different Kinds of Weapons: Communication, Patience, and Knowledge

Co-authored by Amanda Trump Ask virtually any jail administrator in ...
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Register to Attend JAILCON17 South 

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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