Standard D05.02.02: Resolution at the Lowest Level

By : Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director Nicole Youseff, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, AZ KEY ISSUES Have a discussion with most correctional supervisors and say the word grievance.  For most, it is a dreaded word.  Dealing with complaints about policies, procedures, decisions made by administrations and accusations of misconduct by fellow officers can be taxing…

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Standard D08.02.01: Suicide Risk Screening

By Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director THE DRILL: I don’t know of any jail administrator making a promise to their sheriff saying “We are going to eliminate suicides from happening at this jail.”  Why not?  While that is the best intention of every jail administrator and officer, the truth is that it is impossible to…

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Standard J05.02.06: Inmate Worker Safety

By Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director KEY ISSUES: A vast majority of jails across the country utilize inmates for various work assignments throughout the facility or in the community.  Purposes to implement such work opportunities for inmates and the administration may include reducing inmates’ idle time, providing the inmates an opportunity to work, teaching work…

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