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Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado, March 23–25, 2014
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Proceedings 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 March 2014 LJN program included the following.

1. Intelligence-Led Policing in a Detention Environment, presented by Ed Beckman, Pasco County, Florida.

2. Segregation of High Risk Medical and Mentally Ill Inmates:

· Segregation of High Risk Medical and Mentally Ill Inmates, presented by Herbert L. Bernsen, St. Louis County, Missouri;

· Successful Practices in Preventing Inmate Suicide, presented by Jack Herron, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

3. Staff Misconduct, presented by Wendell France, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

4. Crisis Intervention Teams, presented by Shayne Grannum, Denver, Colorado.

5. Counterfeiting and Jails: The National IPR Coordination Center, presented by Tony Ruocco, National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Denver, Colorado.

6. Staff Wellness: Managing/Implementing Organizational Change:

· Organizational Culture, Change, & Connection: Resistance to Change, presented by Michael W. Frost, Essex County, Massachusetts.

· Corrections Fatigue, presented by Shayne Grannum, Denver, Colorado.

· Staff Wellness: What Is Our Responsibility as Administrators?, presented by Elias Diggins, Denver, Colorado.

Participants also discussed their agencies’ experiences with other issues, such as heroin trends, the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid enrollment of jail inmates, PREA audits, and medical marijuana.


Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado, March 23 – 25, 2014

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