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10Dec

Involuntary Administration of Anti-Psychotic Medication in Jails

Involuntary Administration of Anti-Psychotic Medication in Jails By Expert:  Gary DeLand   Responsibility for General Medical Care Sheriffs and jail officials have a duty to provide a means for prisoners to receive adequate medical care.  They do not, of course, participate or have a role in the actual direct delivery of medical services.  Sheriffs have…

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BE DEFENSIBLE:
Knowing the Differences Between National Standards, Contract Agreements and Legal-Based Guidelines

By Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director The September 12th headline from the Huffington Post states “Muslim Inmate Claims Kansas Prison Officers Harassed Her Over Headscarf.”1  The national legal advocacy group Muslim Advocates has notified the Leavenworth Detention Center (LDC), the Department of Justice and the US Marshals Service the “actions that have taken place in…

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Karl Malone’s Message to our Men and Women in Uniform

This is Karl Malone. This article is dedicated to YOU–our men and women in uniform, corrections officers, law enforcement officers, first responders, and everyone who protects our freedoms every single day.   After the justice system has run its’ course, the appeals and sentences, I know this is when the work really begins. You do…

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01Sep

How Tablets are Helping Us Clean Up Our Prison

By Expert:  Sean Stewart The debate over prison reform seems sharply divided between those who want to see stricter sentencing and harsher punishment and those who want to move toward a more rehabilitative system. Despite very real differences between these two philosophies, there may be one issue that both sides can agree on – inmate tablets……

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