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Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado September 15–17, 2013.
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Prepared by: Connie Clem

NIC’s Large Jail Network (LJN) program links administrators of jails and jail systems with more than 1,000 inmates to discuss issues of common interest. Presenters include jail personnel and other professionals with expertise in or relevant to corrections. NIC hosts the program twice yearly, in the spring and fall. Much of the information presented at LJN programs is useful for jails of any size.

Topics addressed at the September 2013 LJN program included the following.

  1. The Affordable Care Act and Jails, presented by Donna Strugar-Fritsch, Principal, Health Management Associates, Oakland, California.
  2. Staff Wellness and Performance Issues: From Corrections Fatigue to Fulfillment, presented by Caterina G. Spinaris and Micheal D. Denhof, Desert Waters Correctional Outreach, Florence, Colorado.
  3. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): The Outlook for Facility Audits:
    • Update and discussion presented by Joshua C. Delaney, Vice Chair, Attorney General’s PREA Working Group, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., and moderated by Dee Halley, National Institute of Corrections, Washington, D.C.
    • Panelist presentations featuring Don Pinkard, Gwinnett County, Georgia; Jeffery Newton, Riverside Regional Jail, Virginia; and Art Wallenstein, Montgomery County, Maryland.
  4. Legal Issues Update, presented by William C. Collins, with a focus on PREA enforcement and freedom of religious observance.
  5. Association updates.

Participants also discussed their agencies’ experiences with other issues, such as tactical response teams, inmate telephone fees, media access to inmates, and use of restricted housing.

Download the proceedings from NIC's online library.

Posted Thu, Feb 6 2014 9:28 AM by Susan Powell


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