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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Baldwin County Jail Earns NIJO National Accreditation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2018 The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office (AL) has successfully met national accreditation requirements through the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO). The NIJO Accreditation process requires agencies pursuing accreditation to provide policies and documented proofs of compliance to determine whether their policies meet requirements of the law and that they…

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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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Pima County Achieves NIJO Accreditation

On August 5, 2018, Pima County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) successfully met Accreditation requirements through the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO). The NIJO accreditation process requires agencies pursing accreditation to provide policies and documented proofs of compliance to ascertain their policies meet requirements of the law and that they are being practiced and followed. There…

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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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