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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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Minnesota Corrections Officer Charged with Sexual Assault of Female Inmate

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Cuban Immigrant Kills Himself in ICE Jail in Louisiana

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Minnesota Corrections Officer Charged with Sexual Assault of Female Inmate

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Featured Spotlight

WSSA-NIJO Regional Training in Helena, Montana

 
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.  The next training hosted by Lewis & Clark County in Helena, Montana, will be September 9-10.  Registration deadline for this session is September 3rd, so get registered soon 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. Find out more here.

 

Wayne County Sheriff Office Maintains National Accreditation

  On August 8, 2019, NIJO recognized Wayne County Jail Detention Center (WCSO) for successfully maintaining Level I Status, the highest NIJO Accreditation Level.  In 2016, Wayne County Sheriff's Office became the first jail in Indiana to undergo and successfully meet national accreditation requirements through NIJO.  Congratulations to Wayne County for continuing their commitment to the high stands of operations necessary to maintain national accreditation!

NIJO Professional Certification Recognition at JAILCON19.

  During the JAILCON Southern Regional Training Conference in New Orleans, August 6-8, NIJO recognized Staff Sergeant Kimberly Klos of Baldwin County Sheriff's Office (AL) and Captain Ron Adkins of Blount County Sheriff's Office (AL) for earning their National Certified Corrections Executive (NCCE) Certification.  NIJO Professional Certification is a professional designation – earned not issued – for jail and detention officers, supervisors, administrators and sheriffs who have demonstrated to possess the requisite understanding, knowledge, skills, experience and abilities to function to a specific level.  Learn more about certification.
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