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Legal-Based Resources for Agencies and Professionals serving in 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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Legal Advisory Alert: Justice Catalyst Law (JCL)

June 23, 2022 BACKGROUND. An organization called Justice Catalyst ...
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NCO Week – Central Region Jail Tour

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NCO Week – Arizona Jail Tour

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Kansas Supervisory Training

The Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA) continues to operate successfully ...
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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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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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Legal Advisory Alert from WSSA and NIJO

In partnership with the Western States Sheriffs’ Association (WSSA), the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) began researching an organization called Justice Catalyst Law (JCL), who sent a letter via certified mail to detention facilities across the country.  NIJO and WSSA are analyzing JCL's intentions, letter contents and distribution patterns, and is analyzing potential outcomes which might affect the operations, policy and potential litigation liability exposure for corrections agencies across the country.  Read alert here.
Legal-Based Corrections Training in 3 Great Locations

Register Now for JAILCON22 !

NIJO is excited to announce that in 2022, due to continued growth and demand for legal-based corrections training, JAILCON22 will be offered in 3 convenient locations.  As always, JAILCON offers over 20 hours of corrections-specifc training for sheriffs, correctional & jail administrators, line level, support and medical staff.  Learn more and register here.
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