Standard F05.04.01: Medical Examination and Treatment Following Use of Force/Restraints.

By Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director KEY ISSUES: For over two decades use of force incidents are listed as one of the top lawsuits for inmate filed litigation, reaching the highest courts of the nation. Case studies reveal four common plaintiffs’ allegations when asserting an excessive use of force claim. The first type generally claims…

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Standard C01.02.03: Admission Search of Inmate

By Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director KEY ISSUES: Anyone who has worked a short time in intake or booking can quickly justify the need for conducting searches of those being admitted.  There are countless documented circumstances in every facility where arrestees have tried to smuggle in various types of contraband, reporting everything from loaded revolvers,…

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Standard K02.02.02: Exceeding Capacity

By Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director KEY ISSUES: Prison reform has been on the radar for a number of years with political promises to reduce recividism and tight state budgets.  However, for many of our jails, this reform has become a matter of moving one population from prison to jails, who have experienced significant increases…

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