Standard C01.03.04: Inmates Requiring Immediate Medical Attention

KEY ISSUES: Picture this scenario.  The local PD drives through the sally port with a drop off in your jail. “Don’t worry about him – he got in a little accident with a chase we had.  He was drinking but it will wear off and he will be fine,” says the arresting PD officer. Your…

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Standard B02.02.01: Policies and Procedures Governing Operations of the Jail

KEY ISSUES: Recently we were conducting a training session on how to develop legal-based policies and procedures with a group of exceptional sheriffs, jail administrators and supervisors.   There was no need to emphasize why there is a need for jail policies and procedures in this litigious day and age to this group.  They clearly understood…

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Standard P02.02.01: Inmates’ Constitutional Rights to Religion 

KEY ISSUES: The holiday seasons seem to solicit circumstances that test and try daily operations for every jail.  In efforts to try to accommodate special holiday traditions or festivities, many administrations have adopted operational practices such as increasing visitation and clergy schedules, variances in menus and adding some holiday-themed recreational activities.  But even simple, well-intentioned…

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Military Confinement from Southern Arizona to Eastern Kansas

By Expert : Kenny Bradshaw| Posted : Monday, October 30th, 2017

Recently, Major General Scott D. Berrier, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and Cochise County (Arizona) Sheriff Mark Dannels were discussing the practice of housing Fort Huachuca’s military inmates in the Cochise County Jail. Military service members are housed in the Cochise County Jail because there are…

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Standard D05.02.05: Retaliation Prohibited

By   Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director   KEY ISSUES If there is an adverse event in a jail, rest assured a finger will point at something and usually someone until it finds appropriate blame.  An administration or individual correctional officer should expect such and remember that anything and everything can be scrutinized or twisted…

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Standard D05.02.02: Resolution at the Lowest Level

By : Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director Nicole Youseff, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, AZ KEY ISSUES Have a discussion with most correctional supervisors and say the word grievance.  For most, it is a dreaded word.  Dealing with complaints about policies, procedures, decisions made by administrations and accusations of misconduct by fellow officers can be taxing…

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