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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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Supreme Court lifts lower court order requiring increased COVID-related safety measures in Orange County
Georgia Inmates Help Save Prison Guard During Heart Attack

Georgia Inmates Help Save Prison Guard During Heart Attack

GWINNETT CO, GA — Three Georgia inmates helped save a...
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Ohio County Jail Sued by Guard, Ex-Wife of Dead Inmate

Ohio County Jail Sued by Guard, Ex-Wife of Dead Inmate

CLEVELAND, OH — Two lawsuits have been filed in federal...
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Coronavirus Pandemic Sidelines California’s Inmate Firefighters

Coronavirus Pandemic Sidelines California’s Inmate Firefighters

CALIFORNIA — Last fall, Jason Dixon fought wildfires. "Close enough to...
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Georgia Inmates Help Save Prison Guard During Heart Attack

GWINNETT CO, GA — Three Georgia inmates helped save a ...
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Ohio County Jail Sued by Guard, Ex-Wife of Dead Inmate

CLEVELAND, OH — Two lawsuits have been filed in federal ...
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Coronavirus Pandemic Sidelines California’s Inmate Firefighters

CALIFORNIA — Last fall, Jason Dixon fought wildfires. "Close enough to ...
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DON'T LOSE HOPE!  WE CAN WIN!

Don't lose hope!  We are seeing some victories amidst the demands by civil/inmate rights activist groups during these COVID-19 struggles.  Read more under "GOOD NEWS" in our COVID-19 Information and Updates page by clicking here.

 

LEGAL-BASED TRAINING AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

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.

 

REGISTRATION OPEN for JAILCON 20/20!

Since COVID-19 and travel bans are preventing you from coming to JAILCON, we are bringing JAILCON to you!  Don't miss this opportunity for over 30 hours of legal-based corrections training direct to your entire agency!  Learn more here!
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