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.
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…
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.
Editor’s Note: Because the language in the Brady-Giglio policy references law enforcement agencies and police officers specifically,those terms have been used throughout this article for consistency. However,it is important to note that the Brady-Giglio policy encompasses those who work in all areas of law enforcement,and as such,is applicable to all corrections staff/officials working in jails and prisons as well.