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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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Litigation Alert: The Coronavirus (COVID-19), Prisons, and the 8th Amendment

Prison officials and correctional healthcare providers are doing their ...
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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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Involuntary Administration of Anti-Psychotic Medication in Jails

Involuntary Administration of Anti-Psychotic Medication in Jails By Expert: ...
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Lee State Prison Inmate Dies, 4 Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19

Lee State Prison Inmate Dies, 4 Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19

LEE COUNTY, GA — A prisoner at Lee State Prison...
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484 Inmates Released from Allegheny County Jail Due to Coronavirus Concerns

484 Inmates Released from Allegheny County Jail Due to Coronavirus Concerns

PITTSBURGH, PA — Nearly 500 inmates in the Allegheny County...
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Trump Administration to Federal Prisons: Increase Home Confinement for Inmates to Slow Coronavirus Spread

Trump Administration to Federal Prisons: Increase Home Confinement for Inmates to Slow Coronavirus Spread

WASHINGTON, DC - The Trump administration on Thursday joined the national...
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Litigation Alert: The Coronavirus (COVID-19), Prisons, and the 8th Amendment

Prison officials and correctional healthcare providers are doing their best...
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Lee State Prison Inmate Dies, 4 Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19

LEE COUNTY, GA — A prisoner at Lee State Prison ...
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484 Inmates Released from Allegheny County Jail Due to Coronavirus Concerns

PITTSBURGH, PA — Nearly 500 inmates in the Allegheny County ...
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Trump Administration to Federal Prisons: Increase Home Confinement for Inmates to Slow Coronavirus Spread

WASHINGTON, DC - The Trump administration on Thursday joined the national ...
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Litigation Alert: The Coronavirus (COVID-19), Prisons, and the 8th Amendment

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Featured Spotlight

 

Sold-Out Training in Boone County Missouri

NIJO Instructors, Tate McCotter and Sean Stewart, recently presented two full days of legal-based training to jail administrators and corrections staff from Missouri and Kansas.  NIJO is grateful to Sheriff Dwayne Carey and the Boone County Sheriff's Office for hosting this valuable training.

 

NIJO and AL Sheriffs' Association Announce 2nd Quarter AJAC Training Session

The 2nd Quarter Training session for the Alabama Jail Administrators Council (AJAC) will take place May 5th.  The training is hosted by the Sheriff John Shearon and the Chilton County Sheriffs' Office.  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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