POSTPONED: Jail Administrator’s Survival Guide (NEW DATES: JUNE 10-12, 2020)

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POSTPONED: Jail Administrator’s Survival Guide (NEW DATES: JUNE 10-12, 2020)

May 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


NOTE:  Due to the current situation with COVID-19, this training has been POSTPONED from May 27-29, to NEW DATES of June 10-12.  We will continue to monitor the situation and keep posted of any changes.  

This seminar will provide an overview of the hottest topics jail administrators face, along with updates involving trends in litigation. This 3-day seminar will provide a comprehensive discussion of all aspects of risk management and civil liability protection. Attendees will also be provided with a systematic plan of action to counter and diminish vulnerability to prisoner litigation.

  • 1st Amendment – Religious Contracts (Faith-Based Meals), Sincerity of Beliefs, Access to Clergy, Religious Items and Attire
  • Civil and Personal Liability – Deliberate Indifference, Duty to Protect
  • Failure to Supervise – Failure to Train, Avoid Manipulation, Code of Conduct, Ethics
  • Mail/Package – Publications, Recreational Libraries, Tablets
  • Cornerstones to Inmate Management – Handbook/Rules, ADA

Solitary Confinement – Inmate Discipline, Disciplinary Hearings, Grievances, Classification


Gary DeLand is the Director of Jail Operations for the Utah Sheriffs’ Association and President of DeLand & Associates. He has traveled to more than 45 U.S. states to provide legal issues and other criminal justice training. Formerly, Gary served as Commander of the Jail Division for the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office. In 1985, he was appointed to the position of Executive Director for the Utah State Department of Corrections. Gary served as Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Justice, Correctional Services Division in 2003. He has served as an officer for NSA’s Presidents and Executive Directors Committee and as Chair of the ACA Legal Issues Committee. Gary is the past Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor of the Corrections Managers’ Report. He currently serves as a NIJO Executive Advisory Board Member.

Tate McCotter is the Executive Director for the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO). McCotter has assisted with and coordinated the development, advisement and implementation of legal-based guidelines, standards, training initiatives and corresponding inspection and accreditation programs for jails and prisons all across the United States. He has presented and trained on legal-based standards, policy and procedure development, creating constitutionally safe jails and prisons, PREA, and auditing and inspection programs at numerous conferences, state sheriff association meetings, state jail administration seminars and other training venues for correctional staff and administrators. He also serves as the Executive Director for Accreditation, Audit & Risk Management Security (AARMS) and Chief Editor of the National Institute for Jail Operations website.


Lexington County Sheriff’s Office (SC)




Quality Inn & Suites
328 W. Main St., US Hwy. 1 & 378, Lexington, SC, US, 29072
(803) 359-3099 | $99/night | Group Code: BWXSXL
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Comfort Suites
325 West Main Street, Lexington, SC, US, 29072
(803) 996-2000 | $90/night | Group Code:  GW12G3
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Hampton Inn Express & Suites Lexington
131 Innkeeper Drive, Lexington, SC, US, 29072
(803) 356-8300 | Use Group Code:  NIJO Training Group


Interested in becoming a sponsor? One-day sponsorships are available for a limited time. (First come, first serve.)



NIJO wishes to recognize and thank the sponsors of this legal-based training seminar:



Lexington County Sheriff’s Office
521 Gibson Road #A
Lexington, SC 29072 United States
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(803) 785-8230