Standard N 02:02: Cross Gender Frisk Searches

By Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director KEY ISSUES: Over the last few decades the very act of conducting searches has brought wide public scrutiny and lawsuits against correctional administrations.  Some resulted in class action lawsuits that cost taxpayers millions of dollars.  The confusion on various circuit court’s rulings on strip searches was essentially put to…

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Standard B01.03.02: Code of Conduct

By Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director KEY ISSUES: While obvious as a critical guideline for the constitutional operations of a jail, administrators often have a hard time tackling the conduct of officers and staff.  The fact is many administrations deal with far more code of conduct issues than use of force and in-custody deaths.  Administrators…

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