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…


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…


Why Legal Based Guidelines?  From an Administrator’s Perspective

By Expert : Darin Durfey| Posted : Friday, September 29th, 2017

Legal based guidelines are not open to opinion, variance or based on “best practice”. They are standards that are written to mirror case law, reference case law and are legally defendable.


JAILCON17 – WestNIJO Western Regional Conference – SOLD OUT

At JAILCON17, the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) will offer legal-based training on the hottest issues facing jails– taught by the most recognized jail instructors in the country. JAILCON17 will be the perfect opportunity for sheriffs and jail administrators to learn how to proactively defend against liability or adverse publicity, or to give your officers and medical personnel the training they need to help run a constitutionally-safe facility.


Jail Achieves National Accreditation

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…