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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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NYC Mayor Ends Solitary in Jails for Inmates With Medical Conditions, Seeks to Abolish Practice Altogether Later This Year
Taylor County Jail Locked Down

Taylor County Jail Locked Down

ABILENE, TX — The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Werdnesday...
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Missouri Man Freed from Prison With Help of WNBA Star Maya Moore

Missouri Man Freed from Prison With Help of WNBA Star Maya Moore

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO - A Missouri man was freed...
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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge to New Federal Death Penalty Procedure

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge to New Federal Death Penalty Procedure

UNITED STATES - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to...
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Taylor County Jail Locked Down

ABILENE, TX — The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Werdnesday ...
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Missouri Man Freed from Prison With Help of WNBA Star Maya Moore

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO - A Missouri man was freed ...
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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge to New Federal Death Penalty Procedure

UNITED STATES - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused 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 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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