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29Jun

VEGAS LOST: Local jail growing with a number of juveniles committing adult crimes

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (KSNV) — They house dozens of young inmates and more come every day. There are more inmates then cells inside the Clark County Detention Center. The reality for the detention center is that the number of juveniles committing adult crimes is growing. “Our count usual spikes up during the summertime and on breaks,…

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Legal-Based Guideline F: 03.03.09 – Voluntary Exposure

KEY ISSUES: If you know the nicknames “gun slinger” or “mule skinner” you will likely appreciate this legal-based guideline.  Correctional officers regularly deal with inmates who voluntarily disrobe – actions which can lead to compromising situations that can adversely affect the safety, security, order and discipline of the jail.  Voluntary exposure by an inmate is…

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ARE YOU PREA READY? (Part 2)

by Tate McCotter and Laurie Gibbs

*NOTE* – This is part two of last month’s “Solutions to PREA”

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Solutions to PREA – Part 1

A headline like “Jail Fails to Comply with PREA”1   is not uncommon to read in the daily news.  Unfortunately,some information being put out by various organizations is misrepresented on PREA and has caused confusion among our jails.  Perhaps worse,they have negatively altered public perception of the Sheriff’s office and jails (After all,if you aren’t DOJ PREA compliant,you must not care about protecting the inmates from rape,right?)

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PREA Standards:
Federal Recommendations or Binding Law?

Background

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Compliance to PREA: Know the Law

Since 2012,one of the most requested subjects for jail training across the United States has been PREA.  In 2012,the National Institute for Jail Operations trained in 35 states on a variety of legal-based subjects.  Sheriffs and jail administrators have repeatedly asked in simple terms “What is PREA and how does it affect my jail.”   Many are concerned about becoming “PREA compliant”,wondering what penalties and liability may occur with non-compliance to the DOJ PREA standards.  With the world of liability,litigation and political pressure,it is understandable

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