Jail Achieves National Accreditation

Jail Achieves National Accreditation
Feb01

The NIJO accreditation process requires agencies pursing accreditation to provide policies and documented proofs of compliance to ascertain their policies meet requirements of the law and that they are being practiced and followed. There were 594 applicable legal based guidelines, specific to correctional case law governing the state of Indiana, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme Court rulings and federal acts and regulations...

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Feds Say Courts’ Bail-or-Jail Policies Are Unfair to Poor

Feds Say Courts’ Bail-or-Jail Policies Are Unfair to Poor
Aug21

ATLANTA, GA- Local courts that jail poor defendants because they can’t afford to pay bail are unlawfully discriminating against the poor, federal attorneys say in a legal brief in a Georgia lawsuit. The U.S. Justice Department says such policies are unconstitutional. The federal brief was filed Thursday with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the lawsuit of a north Georgia man who spent six days in jail in the city of...

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Justice Department Will Phase Out Its Use Of Private Prisons

Justice Department Will Phase Out Its Use Of Private Prisons
Aug19

U.S. Justice Department officials plan to phase out their use of private prisons to house federal inmates, reasoning that the contract facilities offer few benefits for public safety or taxpayers. In making the decision, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates cited new findings by the Justice Department’s inspector general, who concluded earlier this month that a pool of 14 privately contracted prisons reported more incidents of...

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Jail Inmate Dies Amid Concerns About Heat Inside

Jail Inmate Dies Amid Concerns About Heat Inside
Jul18

WASHINGTON D.C.- An inmate in the D.C. jail has died as officials struggle to cool the sweltering facility during a heat wave. Lester Irby, 70, collapsed inside the D.C. Central Detention Facility on Thursday, Department of Corrections (DOC) officials said. According to the paramedics who responded, he appeared to be suffering a stroke. Irby was taken to a hospital, where he died. DOC spokeswoman Sylvia Lane said Irby appears to have...

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SEMINAR: Proactive Jail Management

Register now for this three day instruction on key litigation issues and prisoner rights,including religion.  May 6-8,2015.  Mobile,AL

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US Supreme Court Rules on Religious Suit

The Supreme Court unanimously voted the Arkansas Department of Corrections policy banning beards down,setting guidelines for religious claims under RLUIPA.

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