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…


Inmate Discipline – Part 1:
The Foundation for an Effective Discipline System

Part I: The Foundation for an Effective Discipline System

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a series discussing prisoner discipline. Part I,below,will provide hearing officers and other corrections officials with an overview of prisoner discipline and the basic principles for establishing the foundation for an effective and constitutional system for administering prisoner discipline.