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Jail Survival Guide: Fundamental Building Blocks and Legal Issues Update – Rock Springs, WY

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Jail Survival Guide: Fundamental Building Blocks and Legal Issues Update – Rock Springs, WY

October 3, 2017 - October 5, 2017

NOTE This is a closed event. All registration will be limited to Sweetwater County.

This course will provide in-depth training, discussions, and reviews of cases and rulings pertaining to the latest issues facing jail administrators and sheriffs, including:

  • Civil Liability:  Personal Liability, Qualified Immunity, Duty to Know the Law
  • Legal-Based Instruction: Legal-based standards, Policies and Procedures, Internal Auditing
  • Duty to Protect:  Deliberate Indifference, Intake Screening, Classification, Gangs and Security Threat Groups, Prisoner Suicides,
  • Access to Courts and Counsel
  • Emerging Legal Issues:  LGBTI Issues, Marriage, Solitary Confinement

Glenn Ercanbrack has over 23 years experience in Correctional and Law Enforcement Legal Based Practices and Standards.  In his Leadership Capacities he has overseen County Jail Operations, budgets and contracts exceeding 200 million dollars.  He currently oversees an Adult Probation and Parole operations which includes 300 staff.  His commitment to staff and operations has compelled him to provide Legal Based and Leadership training in areas of Intake/ Classifications, Code of Conduct, Communications, Jail Audits, Gangs and Security Threat Groups, Legal Based Policy and Procedures, among others. Ercanbrack has served in an Appointed position with the Utah Department of Corrections since 2008 where he oversaw 21 county jail contracts operating in the Great State of Utah.  His continued passion for protecting staff/ Inmates through the operation of Legal Based Standards serves those he trains and supervises.

Blake Hamilton, esq has significant trial experience in both Federal and State Courts. He has also worked on briefs and/or argued before the Utah Court of Appeals, Utah Supreme Court, the 9th & 10th Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  Hamilton’s primary practice areas are civil rights litigation and governmental entity defense.  He currently serves as general counsel for the Utah Peace Officers Association and the National Institute for Jail Operations, as well as conflict counsel for the Utah Fraternal Order of Police.  He has represented governmental entities and their employees through the Utah Local Government Trust, Utah Counties Insurance Pool, Utah Risk Management Mutual Association, Utah Highway Patrol Association, and Professional Law Enforcement Association.


Tate McCotter is the Executive Director for the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO).  McCotter has assisted with and coordinated the development, advisement and implementation of legal-based guidelines, standards, training initiatives and corresponding inspection and accreditation programs for jails and prisons all across the United States.  He has presented and trained on legal-based standards, policy and procedure development, creating constitutionally safe jails and prisons, PREA, and auditing and inspection programs at numerous conferences, state sheriff association meetings, state jail administration seminars and other training venues for correctional staff and administrators.  He also serves as the Executive Director for Accreditation, Audit & Risk Management Security (AARMS) and Chief Editor of the National Institute for Jail Operations website.


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October 3, 2017
October 5, 2017
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