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 The September 12th headline from the Huffington Post states “Muslim Inmate Claims Kansas Prison Officers Harassed Her Over Headscarf.”1  The national legal advocacy group Muslim Advocates has notified the Leavenworth Detention Center (LDC), the Department of Justice and the US Marshals Service the “actions that have taken place in…

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NIJO announces Karl Malone as Keynote Speaker for JAILCON19 Western Regional Conference

  The National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) is pleased to announce Karl “The Mailman” Malone will be the Keynote Speaker at JAILCON19 Western Regional Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, June 3-5, 2018. Karl Malone, nicknamed “The Mailman”, played power forward his first 18 seasons (1985–2003) in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Utah Jazz…

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Karl Malone’s Mailbag – July 2018

This is Karl Malone. As an ambassador for corrections and law enforcement officers across the country, I will be writing a monthly blog for NIJO, called “The Mailbag”. This blog is dedicated to YOU–our men and women in uniform, corrections officers, law enforcement officers, first responders, and everyone who protects our freedoms every single day….

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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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