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Legal-Based Resources for Agencies and Professionals working the Corrections Field

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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Why We Need to Defend Qualified Immunity in Jails

By Tate McCotter, Executive Director National Institute for Jail ...
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JAILCON 20/20 – Two Enrollment Sessions Added!

As of September 30, 2020, JAILCON 20/20 attendees have ...
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NIJO Case Brief: Barnes v. Ahlman , 591 U. S. ____ (2020)

By Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director Case Title and ...
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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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Stimulus Debit Cards Unusable For Prison Inmates In At Least Four States

WASHINGTON, DC – Like other Americans, inmates and their families...
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Dwindling Inmate Firefighter Population Forces California to Hire More Expensive Crews

Dwindling Inmate Firefighter Population Forces California to Hire More Expensive Crews

CALIFORNIA – Governor Gavin Newsom is looking to hire firefighters...
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Washtenaw Wipes Prisoner Jail Debt from 2013-20, Ending ‘Financial Burden of Incarceration’

Washtenaw Wipes Prisoner Jail Debt from 2013-20, Ending ‘Financial Burden of Incarceration’

WASHTENAW, MI – The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office announced this...
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Stimulus Debit Cards Unusable For Prison Inmates In At Least Four States

WASHINGTON, DC – Like other Americans, inmates and their families ...
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Dwindling Inmate Firefighter Population Forces California to Hire More Expensive Crews

CALIFORNIA – Governor Gavin Newsom is looking to hire firefighters ...
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Washtenaw Wipes Prisoner Jail Debt from 2013-20, Ending ‘Financial Burden of Incarceration’

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Featured Spotlight

Tribute to a Hero--Larry Amerson (1953-2020)

  With a heavy heart we announce the passing of ret. Sheriff Larry Amerson (Calhoun County, AL).  Sheriff Amerson passed away December 3, 2020, after a valiant battle with cancer.  Sheriff Amerson was a six term sheriff in Calhoun County, who strongly supported jails and was instrumental in getting legal-based jail guidelines in Alabama...more

 

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Did you know NIJO legal-based training is available right at your fingertips?  DACOTA provides corrections professionals with the most interactive and engaging online training available.  With over 40 courses and 4-5 NEW courses being added every month, you can find the training you and your agency need today!  Get a FREE demo by clicking here.

 

40 Officers Graduate from November Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA)

Despite the pandemic, the Kansas Sheriff's Association, in partnership with the National Institute for Jail Operations, hosted final session of the Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA)  held at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.  Masked and socially-distance, 40 Kansas Corrections Officers were trained during the weeklong academy packed with over 40 hours of legal-based training.
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