POSTPONED: Hot Legal Issues & Supervisory Liability – Uinta County, WY

This 2-day seminar, hosted and paid for by the Uinta County Sheriff’s Office, will provide an overview of the hottest legal issues facing correctional professionals as well as 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.

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Western State Sheriffs’ Association Conference

NIJO will be at Western States Sheriff’s Association Conference, February 24-27, 2020, at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada.  Don’t miss NIJO’s Legal-Based Detention Training at the conference taught by nationally renowned corrections expert, Gary DeLand, and NIJO’s Executive Director Tate McCotter.  Training will take place from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Tuesday,…

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Kansas Sheriff’s Association: SAMS

DESCRIPTION NIJO’s executive director, Tate McCotter, will be presenting at the 26th Annual Sheriff’s Administration and Management Seminar (SAMS) on January 29th, 2020.  The entire seminar will be held January 27th – 29th, 2020 at the Ramada Convention Center, 420 SE 6th St., Topeka, KS  66607.    

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

By Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director A September 12, 2018, headline from the Huffington Post stated “Muslim Inmate Claims Kansas Prison Officers Harassed Her Over Headscarf.”1  The news article explains how the national legal advocacy group Muslim Advocates notified the Leavenworth Detention Center (LDC), the Department of Justice and the US Marshals Service the “actions…

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Medical Marijuana?… No, it’s Just Marijuana. Now what? – Part I

“Medical marijuana” is a trending national debate and hot topic.  First let me break down the fallacy of the term, “medical marijuana.”  Marijuana is a schedule I narcotic, still classified as such by the Federal government.  Additionally, it may be important to understand a little history on cannabis/marijuana.  “The Pure Food and Drug Act” was…

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Using Solitary Confinement as an Inmate Management Tool – Part II

An important discretionary tool in maintaining safety and security is solitary confinement. Solitary confinement is a highly effective tool needed and utilized by jail and prison administrators.  This allows for the separation of inmates who have demonstrated,through their actions,that they pose a threat to the safety of inmates,staff and the public. Administrators have no option but to isolate inmates who continue to engage in criminal activities while being incarcerated.

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