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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 Mailbag – July 2018

This is Karl Malone. As an ambassador for corrections ...
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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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Miami-Dade Inmate Tosses Feces, Urine on Corrections Officers

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Hawaii Governor Requests $4.3 Million to Continue Housing Inmates in Arizona

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Criminal Gangs Using Stuffed, Dead Rodents to Smuggle Drugs into Prison

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Cell Phones in the Cell Block: How Prisons are Combating Contraband

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Featured Spotlight

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!

Come meet Karl "The Mailman" Malone at JAILCON19!

The National Institute for Jail Operations is pleased to announce that NBA Legend, Karl "The Mailman" Malone will be the Special Guest and Keynote speaker at the upcoming JAILCON19 Western Regional Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, June 3-5, 2019. Last year Malone spoke to a sold-out crowd at the JAILCON18 Southern Regional Conference in New Orleans.  His message was inspiring as he expressed respect and support for the law enforcement and corrections community.  NIJO is honored to have him back as the keynote speaker for JAILCON19 in Scottsdale this year.

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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