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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 Message to our Men and Women in Uniform

This is Karl Malone. This article is dedicated to ...
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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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Investigation Underway into Death of Marion County Jail Inmate

Investigation Underway into Death of Marion County Jail Inmate

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – An investigation is underway into the death...
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34 Inmates Relocated After Fire at Washington Parish Jail

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State Prison Inmate Placed on Escape Status

State Prison Inmate Placed on Escape Status

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Investigation Underway into Death of Marion County Jail Inmate

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – An investigation is underway into the death ...
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34 Inmates Relocated After Fire at Washington Parish Jail

FRANKLINTON, LA – An overnight fire at the Washington Parish ...
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State Prison Inmate Placed on Escape Status

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Featured Spotlight

Register TODAY for JAILCON19!

JAILCON19 Southern Regional Training Conference at the JW Marriott in New Orleans, August 6-8, 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 Southern Regional Conference New Orleans, LA - JW Marriott August 8-10, 2019 REGISTER NOW!

2019 WESTERN REGION OUTSTANDING CORRECTIONS PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

During the 3rd Annual JAILCON Western Regional Training Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, June 3-5, NIJO recognized agencies and individuals for their contributions to the corrections profession. Awards were presented on June 5th during the Awards Luncheon at the Talking Stick Resort. We extend our congratulations to the following award recipients. Read more

WSSA REGIONAL TRAINING SEMINARS

WSSA and NIJO have joined forces to offer an advanced legal-based jail training program for WSSA members.  To accommodate everyone, the seminars will be offered at locations across WSSA territories. All training is approved for National Certification through NIJO for NCCE, NCCS, and NCCO levels. WSSA and NIJO share common ground on defending the office of Sheriff and promoting a sheriff’s best interest on jail issues without regard to political correctness, affiliation or putting organization objectives before the members they serve.  Upon successful completion, attendees can apply the classroom time and testing toward national certification!  Find out more here.
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