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Legal-Based Resources for Agencies and Professionals working the Corrections Field

The National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) is dedicated to serving those who operate jails, detention and correctional facilities across the country.  NIJO recognizes and understands the enormous liability and increasing litigation facing administrators.  We provide a compilation of legal-based resources and information to assist agencies in making facilities safer and more secure, helping you proactively defend against frivolous litigation to protect against adverse publicity and liability.

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Why We Need to Defend Qualified Immunity in Jails

By Tate McCotter, Executive Director National Institute for Jail ...
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JAILCON 20/20 – Two Enrollment Sessions Added!

As of September 30, 2020, JAILCON 20/20 attendees have ...
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NIJO Case Brief: Barnes v. Ahlman , 591 U. S. ____ (2020)

By Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director Case Title and ...
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Litigation Alert: The Coronavirus (COVID-19), Prisons, and the 8th Amendment

Prison officials and correctional healthcare providers are doing their ...
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SHUT THE FRONT DOOR: Using Common Sense to COVID-19 During Uncommon Times

By Tate McCotter, Executive Director National Institute for Jail ...
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Featured Spotlight

 

Largest Corrections Conference in History

On September 8th, 2020, NIJO kicked off JAILCON 20/20 National Corrections Conference with an Opening Session with special guest Danny Glick Sheriff of Laramie County and past President of the National Sheriffs' Association.  Since that day, attendees from across the nation have completed over 30,000 hours of corrections training!  Due to this overwhelming response and the ongoing need for training, NIJO has added TWO ADDITIONAL ENROLLMENT SESSIONS to allow even more individuals to access this valuable training opportunity!  DON'T MISS OUT!  Learn out more at www.jailcon.org!

 

LEGAL-BASED TRAINING AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Did you know NIJO legal-based training is available right at your fingertips?  DACOTA provides corrections professionals with the most interactive and engaging online training available.  With over 40 courses and 4-5 NEW courses being added every month, you can find the training you and your agency need today!  Get a FREE demo by clicking here.

 

November Session of KJTA SOLD-OUT!

The Kansas Sheriff's Association, in partnership with the National Institute for Jail Operations, has continued to provide training to corrections officers in Kansas throughout this challenging year.  The final session of the Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA) held at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center has SOLD OUT.  During this weeklong academy, NIJO instructors pack in over 40 hours of legal-based training new officers.
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