INMATE MARRIAGE:
The “I DOs” and DON’Ts of Sound Policy

On June 26,2015,the United States Supreme Court announced a controversial decision,ruling that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry1.  This ruling may require some facilities to relook at their marriage policies.  Gay right supporters

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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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The Ultimate Challenge:
Constructing a New Jail

In law enforcement,agencies spend significant resources annually training personnel for low frequency,high-risk events. Firearms training,resolving hostage situations,and active shooter scenario training receive regular agency attention. We learn from others who have encountered the threat and we learn from their response – what worked,what did not work,and critical lessons learned.

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