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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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National Certified Corrections Officer (NCCO)

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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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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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Featured Spotlight


Massive Victory for
Qualified Immunity

On October 19, 2021, the United States Supreme Court issued two unsigned opinions applying qualified immunity to disputes over alleged excessive use of force by police officers, reversing lower court decisions that allowed officers to be sued for their on-the-job conduct.  This is a massive victory for Qualified Immunity -- Read more
Legal-Based Training for Corrections and Detention Professionals

Register JAILCON Online Training Conference

In case you and others at your agency weren't able to attend a live JAILCON Conference this year, you still have the opportunity to receive all of the training benefits of attending live by registering for JAILCON Online Conference, October 4-December 31, 2021.  JAILCON will continue to be the perfect gathering place for you and other detention and corrections professionals to learn more about what the law requires for running constitutionally-safe detention facilities.  Find out more or register at www.jailcon.org.
Command Staff Level Training

NIJO Announces NEW Executive Level Training

The National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) is pleased to announce the creation of new executive level training academy, ELITE Academy), for jail command staff.  ELITE Academy, hosted at a 4-Diamond resort in the mountains of Utah, offers unique curriculum specifically designed for jail and corrections administrators and executives.  If you are looking for the best training available for command staff personnel, the ELITE Academy will provide essential skills necessary to perform at the highest level.  Learn more
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