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Critical Issues in Today's Jails Seminar

Event Date(s)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 8:00am - Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:00pm


PREA, Laws, Litigation and Liability

Offered through the National Sheriffs Association

Instructors:  Gary DeLand, Executive Director of the Utah Sheriff's Assocation and president of DeLand and Associates, Inc.; Carrie Hill, esq, an attorney and criminal justice consultant.

Tuition:  $375 NSA members/$425 non NSA members

The seminar is approved for NSA Jail Certification for CJS and CJE credit hours:  24

Description:  From the official release of the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards by the Department of Justice to the recent Supreme Court Florence strip search decision, Sheriffs and Jail Administrators all over the country are deciphering what is required of them in the wake – particularly how those changes will affect policy, procedure and training. This seminar will provide an overview of the hottest topics jail administrators’ face, along with updates involving trends in litigation. Prisoners file more litigation than any other group in the United States. How can Sheriffs and jail administrators proactively protect against prisoner litigation? This workshop provides a comprehensive discussion of all aspects of risk management and civil liability protection. They will also be provided with a systematic plan of action to counter and diminish vulnerability to prisoner litigation. This course will provide in-depth reviews of cases and rulings pertaining to the latest issues facing jail administrators and sheriffs, including:

  • PREA: A Constitutional Review of the DOJ Standards specifically for Sheriffs and Jail Administrators
  • Protecting Against Administrative Liability: A Proactive Implementation Approach
  • Conditions of Confinement, Inmate Searches, Religious Issues and Use of Force
  • Duty to Protect: Inmate Assaults, Suicides, In-Custody Deaths
  • Medical and Mental Health Administrative Liabilities
  • First Amendment Rights: Inmate Communication Issues on Mail, Postcards, Rejecting Mail

Find all details and registration on the the following web page:

Location: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, 8550 Ulmerton Road, Ste. 255, Largo, FL

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