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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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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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Involuntary Administration of Anti-Psychotic Medication in Jails

Involuntary Administration of Anti-Psychotic Medication in Jails By Expert: ...
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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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Inmate Wants $50M for Knuckle Hurt in Northampton County Prison Attack

EASTON, PA - A man awaiting trial on attempted homicide and...
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40 Years Later: Former Inmate Reflects on Infamous Prison Riot in Santa Fe
Former MPD Officer Transported to Kilby Prison

Former MPD Officer Transported to Kilby Prison

MONTGOMERY, ALA - Less than 24 hours after former Montgomery...
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Inmate Wants $50M for Knuckle Hurt in Northampton County Prison Attack

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Former MPD Officer Transported to Kilby Prison

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Featured Spotlight

NIJO Training at WSSA Conference in Reno

Don’t miss NIJO’s Legal-Based Detention Training during the Western States Sheriffs' Association Annual Conference, Tuesday, February 25, 2020.  Training will be taught by nationally renowned corrections expert, Gary DeLand, and NIJO’s Executive Director Tate McCotter.  More info here.

NIJO and AL Sheriffs' Association Announce Creation of AJAC

With great encouragement and support from numerous sheriffs, jail administrators and risk management entities in Alabama, we officially introduce the Alabama Jail Administrators Council (AJAC).  Find out more here.

REGISTRATION OPEN for JAILCON20!

Space is limited, so don't delay!  Get registered to attend JAILCON20 for over 40 hours of legal-based jail training taught by the nations' foremost jail experts. Scottsdale, AZ | Talking Stick Resort June 28-July 1, 2020 New Orleans, LA | JW Marriott August 18-20, 2020. REGISTER TODAY!
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