Legal Advisory Alert: Justice Catalyst Law (JCL)

In partnership with the Western States Sheriffs’ Association, the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) began analyzing the JCL’s background, intentions, letter contents and distribution patterns, and is analyzing potential outcomes which might affect the operations, policy, and potential litigation liability exposure for corrections agencies across the country.

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Kansas Supervisory Training

  The Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA) continues to operate successfully for basic training for corrections officers, however, many agencies have expressed the need to offer corresponding legal-based training specifically designed for supervisors. With input from the KSA Jail Committee, the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) has designed a curriculum in 8 core supervisory areas. Attendees are encouraged to…

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26Oct

Why We Need to Defend Qualified Immunity in Jails

By Tate McCotter, Executive Director National Institute for Jail Operations     Sheriffs and jail administrations come to know liability in an up close and personal manner which few other professions face on a regular basis.  Most every sheriff might as well adopt “D” as their middle initial – it will stand for “Defendant” soon…

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27Mar

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR: Using Common Sense to COVID-19 During Uncommon Times

By Tate McCotter, Executive Director National Institute for Jail Operations Many correctional facilities across the country have been operating short staffed, overpopulated and challenged in caring for a mentally ill population that has no business being in their facilities.   Resilient administrators have done the best they can with what few resources they have under these…

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