National Jail Tour – Day 3

To honor corrections professionals during NCO Week, NIJO’s Deputy Executive Director left NIJO headquarters to start the first ever NATIONAL JAIL TOUR. On the 3rd day of his trip, he finished out the morning at NIJO training at the South Dakota Sheriffs’ Association Conference, then visited Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls and Freeborn County Adult Detention Center in Albert Lea, MN.


Paying Tribute to a Hero–Sheriff Larry Amerson (1953-2020)

With a heavy heart we announce the passing of ret. Sheriff Larry Amerson (Calhoun County, AL).  Sheriff Amerson passed away December 3, 2020, after a valiant battle with cancer. Sheriff Amerson was a six term sheriff in Calhoun County, who strongly supported jails and was instrumental in getting legal-based jail guidelines in Alabama.  As president…