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Welcome to National Institute for Jail Operations

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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Kansas Supervisory Training

The Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA) continues to operate successfully ...
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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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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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Crisis and Conflict: Federal vs. State and Local Law Enforcement

by Stan Ellsworth I believe The Constitution to be ...
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Striving for Perfection

By Michael Feeback There is one word that has ...
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Featured Spotlight

Executive Leadership Training for Corrections Administrators

NEW Session Added for ELITE Academy

Class I of ELITE Academy scheduled for February 7-11, has SOLD OUT.  We are pleased to announce that registration for Class II is now available.  ELITE Academy offers executive level training for jail command staff.  The Academy is hosted at a 4-Diamond resort in the mountains of Utah, and offers unique curriculum specifically designed for jail and corrections administrators and executives.  If you are looking for the best training available for command staff personnel, the ELITE Academy will provide essential skills necessary to perform at the highest level.  Learn more
Legal-Based Corrections Training in 3 Great Locations

Register is now open for JAILCON22 !

NIJO is excited to announce that in 2022, due to continued growth and demand for legal-based corrections training, JAILCON22 will be offered in 3 convenient locations.  As always, JAILCON offers over 20 hours of corrections-specifc training for sheriffs, correctional & jail administrators, line level, support and medical staff.  Learn more and register here.
Kansas Supervisory Training

Training Opportunity for Kansas Jail Supervisors

The Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA) continues to operate successfully for basic training for corrections officers, however, many agencies have expressed the need to offer corresponding legal-based training specifically designed for supervisors. With input from the KSA Jail Committee, the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) has designed a curriculum in 8 core supervisory areas. Attendees are encouraged to come learn, apply and share these essential skills. Learn more and register here.
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