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27Aug

NIJO Case Brief: Barnes v. Ahlman , 591 U. S. ____ (2020)

By Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director   Case Title and Date: Barnes v. Ahlman , 591 U. S. ____ (2020), No. 20A19; Application for emergency stay to the United States Supreme Court; Decided August 5, 2020. Facts:   The administration and operations of Orange County Jail is overseen by Sheriff Don Barnes (Defendant, et al.). …

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Al Robertson and John Godwin Visit NIJO

     On July 28, 2020, the NIJO team had the opportunity to spend time with our JAILCON 20/20 Keynote Speakers, Al Robertson and John Godwin of Duck Dynasty.  Al and John came to NIJO headquarters to do some recon in preparation for their JAILCON 20/20 Keynote Address. During their visit they had the…

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COVID-19 JAIL/PRISON-RELATED LITIGATION AND COURT ORDERS

CONDITIONS OF CONFINEMENT Amos v. Hall (N.D. Miss. 2020) – Filed 1/13/2020 Belton, Jr. v. East Baton Rouge Parish Prison (M.D. La.) – Filed 5/4/2020 – Case Ongoing Cullors v. County of Los Angeles (C.D. Cal.) – Filed 4/24/2020 – Case Ongoing Fernandez-Rodriguez v. Licon-Vitale (S.D.N.Y) – Filed 4/28/2020 – Case Ongoing Lucero-Gonzalez v. Kline (D. Arizona) – Filed…

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01May

National Correctional Officers and Employees Week (May 3-10, 2020)

NIJO HONORS YOU TODAY & EVERY DAY FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE FIELD OF CORRECTIONS “Historically, correctional officers have been viewed as “guards,” occupying isolated and misunderstood positions in prisons and jails. In recent years, the duties of these officers have become increasingly complex and demanding. They are called upon to fill, simultaneously, custodial, supervisory…

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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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