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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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Authorities searching for escaped jail inmate in Tennessee

Authorities searching for escaped jail inmate in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, TN (AP) - Authorities are searching for an inmate...
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Dutchess Jail shelters 80-plus homeless each day, offers services amid crisis

Dutchess Jail shelters 80-plus homeless each day, offers services amid crisis

Most days for the last two months, amid a coronavirus...
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Suspect accused of assaulting 7 deputies at Denver jail

Suspect accused of assaulting 7 deputies at Denver jail

Denver, CO --  suspect is being investigated for assault on seven...
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Jail releases possibly more dangerous than outbreak

Jail releases possibly more dangerous than outbreak

Hawaii - Letters by the Big Island’s prosecutor and a...
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Authorities searching for escaped jail inmate in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, TN (AP) - Authorities are searching for an inmate ...
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Dutchess Jail shelters 80-plus homeless each day, offers services amid crisis

Most days for the last two months, amid a coronavirus ...
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Suspect accused of assaulting 7 deputies at Denver jail

Denver, CO --  suspect is being investigated for assault on seven ...
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Jail releases possibly more dangerous than outbreak

Hawaii - Letters by the Big Island’s prosecutor and a ...
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Upcoming NIJO Webinar

Due to high demand and excellent feedback, NIJO will continue to offer bi-monthly webinars on pertinent topics for corrections administrators.  Don't miss our next webinar, "Reopening the Front Door: Administrative Strategies" on May 26th, at 0930 MDT / 1130 EDT.  Learn more here.

 

NIJO and AL Sheriffs' Association team up to form AJAC

With great encouragement and support from numerous sheriffs, jail administrators and risk management entities, we officially introduce the Alabama Jail Administrators Council (AJAC).  Great efforts have been made in Alabama to elevate the jails professionally by many agencies, organizations and individuals, but no advanced jail training exists for jail administrators on a regular basis.  Learn more here.

 

REGISTRATION OPEN for JAILCON20!

Space is limited, so don't delay!  Get registered to attend JAILCON20 for over 40 hours of legal-based jail training taught by the nations' foremost jail experts. New Orleans, LA | JW Marriott August 18-20, 2020. Scottsdale, AZ | Talking Stick Resort NEW DATES: November 9-11, 2020 REGISTER TODAY!
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