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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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Inmate Fatally Stabbed at State Prison in South Alabama

Inmate Fatally Stabbed at State Prison in South Alabama

MONTGOMERY, AL — One prison inmate was stabbed to death...
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1 Inmate Dead, 7 Others Treated After Suspected Overdoses at Virginia Prison

1 Inmate Dead, 7 Others Treated After Suspected Overdoses at Virginia Prison

RICHMOND COUNTY, VA - One inmate has died and seven...
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Clermont County Officers Beat Defenseless Inmate, Breaking His Spine in Three Places

Clermont County Officers Beat Defenseless Inmate, Breaking His Spine in Three Places

CLERMONT CO, OH — A Clermont County inmate was beaten without...
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Inmate Sentenced for Having Mom Smuggle Drugs Into Prison Inside Potato Chips Bag During Visit at Sheridan

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Inmate Fatally Stabbed at State Prison in South Alabama

MONTGOMERY, AL — One prison inmate was stabbed to death ...
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1 Inmate Dead, 7 Others Treated After Suspected Overdoses at Virginia Prison

RICHMOND COUNTY, VA - One inmate has died and seven ...
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Clermont County Officers Beat Defenseless Inmate, Breaking His Spine in Three Places

CLERMONT CO, OH — A Clermont County inmate was beaten without ...
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Register TODAY for JAILCON19!

JAILCON Regional Training Conferences 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 Western Regional Conference Scottsdale, AZ - Talking Stick Resort June 3-5, 2019 REGISTER NOW! JAILCON19 Southern Regional Conference New Orleans, LA - JW Marriott August 8-10, 2019 REGISTER NOW!

WSSA Press Release on NIJO Partnership

WSSA is pleased to announce our partnership with NIJO to sponsor up-to-date, Legal-Based, Detention-Specific Training to our Members and their Detention Staff.  The regional training sessions are designed for Sheriff Office Management, Detention Managers, First Line Supervisors and line level Deputies with the latest legal base standards and contemporary issues that affect our Detention Facilities. Read Full Press Release

NOMINATE SOMEONE TODAY!

Sponsored by the National Institute for Jail Operations, the NIJO Outstanding Corrections Professionals Awards program, honors outstanding service in the corrections field for–
 
    • supervisors
    • administrators
    • medical staff
    • civilian employees
 
Think back over the past year and consider what has been accomplished at your facility and take this opportunity to recognize those people who have made outstanding contributions in your agency. LEARN MORE
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