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SEMINAR: Proactive Jail Management of In-Custody Death and PREA - New Orleans LA

SEMINAR TITLE: A Proactive Jail Management Approach to In-Custody Death and Constitutional Review of PREA:  Know the Facts.

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Despite the limited and, generally, indirect connection between administers and individual prisoners, when a prisoner dies as a result of prisoner-on-prisoner assault, self-inflicted harm, an accidental injury, a medical problem, or other cause the first name listed among the defendants in litigation is generally that of the chief executive (i.e., sheriff, jail commander, director of corrections, warden).  Being named as a defendant does not, however, mean the defendant is culpable. This three day seminar will provide in-depth review of In Custody Deaths and will present a three stage approach to what Sheriffs and Jail Administrators need to know to further protect themselves and the facility from litigation. It will emphasize skills in teaching first responders social and emotional management skills as well as conducting investigations.  Seminar topics include:

  • In-Custody Death first response and investigation
  • Developing policy and procedure that anticipates and prepares for “Investigation to Litigation”
  • Issues involving first responders being exposed to the threat and use of lethal force
  • The importance of critical incident debriefing, legal assistance and advisors
  • Practical and scientific approaches for administrators to understand the importance of “Psychological First Aid” for first responders.
  • PREA:  A Constitutional Review of the DOJ PREA Standards and what do they mean for Sheriff's and Jail Administrators.  There is much confusion about whether or not compliance to the DOJ PREA standards is required for jails.  Get straight facts!



Gary DeLand is the past Executive Director of the Utah Sheriffs’ Association and President of DeLand and Associates, Inc.  He has traveled to more than 45 states to provide legal issues and other criminal justice training over the last 35 years.  Formerly, Gary served as Commander of the Jail Division for the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Executive Director of the UT State Department of Corrections and Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Justice.  He has also served as an officer for NSA’s Presidents and Executive Directors Committee and as Chair of the ACA Legal Issues Committee.  DeLand is the past Editor-in-Chief and current Executive Editor of the Corrections Managers’ Report and an Executive Advisor for the National Institute for Jail Operations.

Steve Sampson, PhD., PhD., has also conducted over 300 post-shooting debriefings and traumatic interventions for law enforcement agencies as a law enforcement psychologist. Dr. Sampson is a nationally recognized Master Trainer in Leadership Skills, Social Skills and Conflict Resolution Skills who has presented his training to over 300 agencies and organizations in 35 states over 30 years (agencies such as FBI, USSS, DEA, NSA and CHP). 

Sean Stewart is a Captain with the Pima County Sheriff’s Office has over 20 years of experience. He is the Division Commander of Housing Operations and has overseen multiple management and tactical operations in his career. He instructs on a national basis and provides continuous assistance to outside law enforcement agencies.



Hosted by: Washington Parish and Orleans Parish

Location: New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center.  859 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130.  Pre-Registration for the training will begin on October 21st at 0700hrs. This seminar is approved for NSA Jail Certification for CJS and CJE credit hours: 24

COST:  NSA Members: $ 375; Non-Members: $ 425


HOTEL INFORMATION Book reservations early; rate is valid thru September 6, 2013.

New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Toll Free Reservations: (877) 622-3056
Ask for NSA Special Rate:  $119 + tax

To book a room online, click on the following link:



Considerable commitment is made on the level of the instructors, the National Institute for Jail Operations, hotels, sponsors and the attendees to ensure jail training seminars are successful. The primary reason to hold training is due to demand in the field. This is analyzed and dictated by NIJO staff, host agencies and surrounding organizations confident in the need for such training prior to confirming a training date and location. A minimum number of attendees is required to hold training and cover fixed costs. The reason for a cancellation, outside of significant natural disasters, acts of God or governmental threats, is lack of attendance. Host agencies and nearby associations requesting the training are responsible to promote and fill the classroom. The National Institute of Jail Operations will, at 30 days prior to the event, cancel the class and refund all money to attendees if the minimum number of attendees is not met. All cancellations must be received in writing (email or hard copy) at least 14 business days prior to the start of the training for a full refund. Cancellations less than 14 days will be subject to a $75 fee. Cancellations less than 7 days out will be subject to a $150 fee. No refunds will be given for “No Shows.” NIJO advises not to purchase airfare or travel until after receiving confirmation notice by NIJO staff.


BEFORE making travel arrangements, call 800-424-7827 x JAIL to ensure program availability. Questions or inquiries may be directed to the same number, refer to the website or email seminar coordinating staff at



NIJO would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting this seminar:


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New Orleans, Louisiana
21 October 2013 - 8:00am - 23 October 2013 - 5:00pm