Utah Sheriffs’ Association Response to News Media Discussion of Jail Suicides

By Expert : Gary DeLand| Posted : Monday, June 26th, 2017

By Expert : Gary DeLand Editor’s Note:  The following letter was written in response to recent negative accusations from the news media in and ACLU in Utah. by Gary W. DeLand,  Jail Operations Director, Utah Sheriffs’ Association The ACLU and the several media outlets have developed a sudden interest in a problem which is hardly new and which has…


Photographing Arrestee Tattoos

Many facilities across the country photograph the tattoos of incoming detainees. The photographs of these tattoos are used as a classification and identification tool. One of many informative variants that can be obtained from these tattoos are links or ties to gangs and or security threat groups(STGs).


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

By Expert : Gary DeLand| Posted : Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

By Gary W. DeLand The Right of Free Exercise Free exercise of religion is one of the most valued of the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Many of the earliest settlers in the American Colonies emigrated from Europe to avoid religious persecution (e.g., the Puritans, the Huguenots, the Quakers); thus, the Founding Fathers…


Recruitment, Hiring and Retention of Law Enforcement–What Would Society be like Without Law Enforcement

By Expert : Darin Durfey| Posted : Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Make no mistake about this, the only reason that people are free in this County is because of those men and women willing to go to work each day to protect those freedoms that society enjoys. Yes, the military defends your freedom from foreign enemies, but law enforcement is the reason that there is order and freedom at home.


Voluntary Exposure in Jails & Prisons–Do your policies protect you?

By Expert : Tate McCotter| Posted : Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Correctional officers regularly deal with inmates who voluntarily disrobe – actions which can lead to compromising situations that can adversely affect the safety, security, order and discipline of the jail.  Voluntary exposure by an inmate is connected to a variety of key issues that present serious liability and administrative issues which are critical for administrators…


Arming Deputies with Different Kinds of Weapons: Communication, Patience, and Knowledge

By Expert : Geoffrey Stobart| Posted : Monday, September 26th, 2016

Co-authored by Amanda Trump Ask virtually any jail administrator in the country and he or she will tell you that the jail is the largest mental health facility in his or her city or county.    While the Constitution only requires that jail officials act without deliberate indifference to an inmate’s serious medical needs, administrators nonetheless…