Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA) – September 9-13, 2019

Kansas Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) is pleased to announce a new legal-based jail training academy for jail administrators and supervisors in Kansas. To accomodate everyone’s busy schedules two 5-Day sessions have been planned to provide individuals with 40 credit hours of NIJO’s legal-based training taught by the best corrections experts in the country.

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Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA) – May 20-24, 2019

Kansas Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) is pleased to announce a new legal-based jail training academy for jail administrators and supervisors in Kansas. To accomodate everyone’s busy schedules two 5-Day sessions have been planned to provide individuals with 40 credit hours of NIJO’s legal-based training taught by the best corrections experts in the country.

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National Institute for Jail Operations and The Foundation for a Drug-Free World Announce Strategic Partnership

The National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) and The Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to address the serious and significant issues caused by the use of drugs.  Effective immediately, NIJO and FDFW will work together to provide jails across the United States valuable information and resources about…

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BE DEFENSIBLE:
Knowing the Differences Between National Standards, Contract Agreements and Legal-Based Guidelines

By Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director The September 12th headline from the Huffington Post states “Muslim Inmate Claims Kansas Prison Officers Harassed Her Over Headscarf.”1  The national legal advocacy group Muslim Advocates has notified the Leavenworth Detention Center (LDC), the Department of Justice and the US Marshals Service the “actions that have taken place in…

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20Jul

City Jail Closure Leaves Parish in ‘Financially Precarious Position’

OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA – The city of Opelousas has no immediate plans for reopening the city jail, a decision that St. Landry Parish council members contend is putting them in a financially precarious position. Council members and city attorney Travis Broussard discussed the matter at length Wednesday night during a monthly council meeting. During the meeting,…

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19Jul

Two Inmates – Including a Convicted Sex Offender – Were Set Free by Mistake, SC Cops Say

MONCKS CORNER, SOUTH CAROLINA – Two inmates at a South Carolina jail were released Tuesday. They should not have been freed, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, which said a mistake led to the unwarranted release, counton2.com reported. Jimmy Barry Christopher, a convicted sex offender, and Montez Lamar Phillips-Edgecombe were incarcerated because of probation violations, according…

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