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Discover how NIJO’s Verification and Inspection services can enhance the standards and compliance of your correctional facility. Learn about our thorough process, designed to ensure adherence to legal-based guidelines and operational excellence, providing an objective assessment of your facility’s practices and procedures.

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with Verification Inspections

The inspection model widely accepted and followed in corrections is patterned after an “outside-in” approach, meaning the agency is first inspected by an outside organization, which identifies, according to their own checklists, specific criteria for evaluation of compliancy. The results are documented by the inspecting organization and the agency is expected to resolve or follow up on those items that are identified as non-compliant. 

The entire process – though well-intentioned – is usually misunderstood and ineffective at the overall purpose of such an inspection, which is to provide a second set of eyes to the agency for verification of compliance. Often the results are tainted the day of the inspection due to inaccurate evaluations of the facility, the staff, or of the procedure because the administration has “crammed” for the inspection rather than displaying a realistic snapshot of the normal operations of the jail. 

Perfectionism, subjectivity, and the pride of administrative staff influence the outcome of an inspection and can derail the effectiveness of the inspection goals. It is important to consider these factors when establishing a successful inspection program. An “inside-out” approach can eliminate such outcomes because it is founded on the premise the agency has already ascertained its primary strengths and weaknesses prior to arrival by conducting its own self-audit or self assessment. Common verification inspections offered by NIJO include the following:

If you are interested in receiving a verification inspection or would like assistance in implementing your own verification inspection program for your agency or state, NIJO has numerous resources and information available. Contact NIJO staff with any information you can provide to expedite the process.




Our Verification and Inspection services provide in-depth evaluations of correctional facilities, meticulously assessing compliance with legal standards and operational protocols. This thorough process helps to identify areas for improvement, ensuring facilities meet the highest standards of correctional management.

Leveraging the expertise of seasoned inspectors, our service guarantees objective and detailed facility evaluations. These professionals bring extensive experience in corrections, offering insights that contribute to maintaining and enhancing facility standards and practices.

Post-inspection, we deliver comprehensive reports that offer valuable, actionable insights. These findings guide facilities in implementing best practices, improving operations, and ensuring compliance, ultimately leading to a safer and more efficient correctional environment.

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