Standard D08.02.01: Suicide Risk Screening

By Tate McCotter, NIJO Executive Director THE DRILL: I don’t know of any jail administrator making a promise to their sheriff saying “We are going to eliminate suicides from happening at this jail.”  Why not?  While that is the best intention of every jail administrator and officer, the truth is that it is impossible to…


Prisoner Recreation: Right or Privilege?

A participant in a corrections law training session once asked me in frustration why prisoners should be entitled to recreation. He pointed out he had to pay $75 a month to belong to an exercise club,while his county had just consented to build a fully-equipped exercise room for the inmates in the jail.

Is recreation or exercise a right,or a privilege?