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Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado, September 28-30, 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 September 2014 LJN program included the following.

1. Legal Issues in Today’s Jails: Avoiding Civil Liability, presented by Carrie Hill, Esq.

2. Domestic Threats to Jail Security:

· Countering Prisoner Radicalization in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, presented by Jeff Woodworth, U.S. Bureau of Prisons

· Sovereign Citizens, presented by Steve Cope, U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Counterterrorism Unit

3. Prison Rape Elimination Act—Lessons Learned from Early Audits:

· PREA: The Riverside Regional Jail Authority Experience, presented by Jeffery Newton, Riverside Regional Jail, Virginia;

· Surviving the PREA Audit, presented by Marilyn Chandler Ford, Volusia County, Florida.

4. Health Care Reform + Inmate Medical Care = Reduced Costs?

· The Affordable Care Act: Continuity of Care, presented by Richelle Anhalt, Dane County, Wisconsin;

· Affordable Care Act: Innovative Approaches, presented by Raul Banasco, Bexar County, Texas;

· Curbing the Rising Cost of Health Care, presented by Mark Bolton, Louisville Metro Corrections, Kentucky.

5. Mental Health Models that Work:

· Restoration of Competency Program, presented by Gregory Garland, San Bernardino County, California;

· Mental Health Treatment, presented by Christopher Kneisley, Palm Beach County, Florida;

· Mental Health Management Unit, presented by Jared Schecter, Sedgwick County, Kansas;

· Mental Health Treatment and Community Re-entry, presented by Don Pinkard, Gwinnett County, Georgia.

6. Jail Leader Longevity in Office, presented by Patrick Tighe, St. Lucie County, Florida.

Participants also discussed their agencies’ experiences with other issues, such as body cameras, restricted housing, suboxone treatment, and transgender correctional staff.

 

Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado, September 28-30, 2014




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