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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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Authorities Arrest Both Inmates Who Escaped Jail in Ohio

By Associated Press | Posted : Thursday, July 20th, 2017

FREMONT, OH- Authorities in northern Ohio say both inmates who
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Texas Prison Officer Dies After Inmate Confrontation

By Associated Press | Posted : Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

GATESVILLE, TX- Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials are investigating
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Police officer with stun gun sets naked man on fire

By Associated Press | Posted : Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

MANITOWOC, WI- Police say an officer using a stun gun
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Two inmates escape from Sandusky Co. Jail

By Matthew Copeland, Digital Content Producer | Posted : Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

FREMONT, OH-The U.S. Marshals launched a search for two male inmates
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Authorities Arrest Both Inmates Who Escaped Jail in Ohio

FREMONT, OH- Authorities in northern Ohio say both inmates who ...
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Texas Prison Officer Dies After Inmate Confrontation

GATESVILLE, TX- Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials are investigating ...
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Police officer with stun gun sets naked man on fire

MANITOWOC, WI- Police say an officer using a stun gun ...
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Two inmates escape from Sandusky Co. Jail

FREMONT, OH-The U.S. Marshals launched a search for two male inmates ...
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Man Makes helping ex-inmates his mission, forms national database for tattoo removal

LAFAYETTE, CA — For seven years, Mark Drevno has traversed ...
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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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