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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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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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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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National Guard Helps Operate Indiana Prison Amid COVID-19

National Guard Helps Operate Indiana Prison Amid COVID-19

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Featured Spotlight

 

Largest Corrections Conference in History

On September 8th, 2020, NIJO kicked off JAILCON 20/20 National Corrections Conference with an Opening Session with special guest Danny Glick Sheriff of Laramie County and past President of the National Sheriffs' Association.  With the support of many sponsors, and our expert instructors, NIJO has been able to bring over 50 CEUS of legal-based training to over 200 agencies across the country, making it the largest corrections conference in history!

 

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.

 

OVER 40 GRADUATE FROM KJTA August Session

Despite the challenges with COVID-19, over 40 corrections officers successfully graduated from the August session of the Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA) at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.  NIJO instructors packed over 40 hours of legal-based training into this week-long event for new officers.  Congratulations to the August KJTA graduates!
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