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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Alarming National Spike in Religious Diets

Many jails in the United States are in the middle of a nationwide trend to go kosher. It has sent food costs soaring and left many sheriffs and administrators wondering what to do. They also wonder how to make an already tapped budget work with even less to accommodate those requests.

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Jail Inspections: The Results of Dressing Up for the Prom

On July 30,2010,three prison inmates serving time for violent crimes escaped from ASP-Kingman,an Arizona prison which was privately owned and operated by Management & Training Corporation.  The inmates orchestrated a well-executed plan and escaped by sneaking out of a security door left propped open,jumping a small barb-wireless fence and then made their way to the perimeter fence.  With the help of an accomplice who had provided bolt cutters and 2 guns,they proceeded to cut a hole through the outer perimeter fence and escaped undetected.   After carjacking,kid

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