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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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Karl Malone’s Mailbag – July 2018

This is Karl Malone. As an ambassador for corrections ...
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Why Legal Based Guidelines?  From an Administrator’s Perspective

By Expert:  Darin Durfey If you are not paying ...
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How Tablets are Helping Us Clean Up Our Prison

By Expert:  Sean Stewart The debate over prison reform ...
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Free Exercise of Religion (Part 1): Evolution of Prisoner Rights

By Expert:  Gary DeLand The Right of Free Exercise ...
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Voluntary Exposure in Jails & Prisons–Do your policies protect you?

By Expert : Tate McCotter Correctional officers regularly deal with ...
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Save the Dates for JAILCON19

JAILCON offers legal-based training on the hottest issues facing jails taught by the most recognized jail instructors in the country. Over 30 different training sessions provide up to 20 hours of training to fulfill requirements for annual agency continuing education credits and all NIJO Professional Certification levels.

JAILCON19 Western Regional Conference Scottsdale, AZ - Talking Stick Resort June 3-5, 2019

JAILCON19 Southern Regional Conference New Orleans, LA - JW Marriott August 8-10, 2019



The Mailman Delivers at JAILCON18 South

The National Institute for Jail Operations is pleased to report that JAILCON18 Southern Regional Conference, August 28-30, 2018, was a huge success.  Keynote speaker, Karl "The Mailman" Malone, did not disappoint, spending time at the conference individually meeting attendees, expressing his respect and support for the law enforcement and corrections profession. Hosted at the JW Marriott in New Orleans, JAILCON offered over 30 different training sessions providing up to 20 hours of legal-based training to corrections professionals attending from 79 different agencies in 26 states.  During the conference, NIJO also recognized recipients of the 2018 Southern Region Outstanding Corrections Professionals Awards. 

NIJO Professional Certification

Congratulation to following individuals for completing the required criteria to earn NIJO Certification for these designations:



Major Kevin Jones, NCCE Lexington County Sheriff's Office (SC)


Chief Deputy Mike Haley, Ph.D., NCCE Washington Parish Sheriff's Office (LA)

Achieving NIJO Certification is a significant accomplishment reflecting intense training, effort, experience and comprehension proving that individuals confidently know and can follow clearly established laws and procedures in fulfilling his or her duties within a correctional facility.
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