Mental Health Challenges that Face the Jail Professional
  July 25 - 26, 2022 | Stapleton, AL

In jails across America, we face significant challenges regarding the mental health needs of the men and women in our custody.  While the number of people who are incarcerated may have lessened, more offenders who are in our facilities have mental health issues. Offenders with serious mental illness make up a significant portion of our populations.  This class will focus on strategies on how to minimize the risks that men and women with SMI face while keeping our staff safe.


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Telling your story in "American Jails" magazine could help others in the industry who are experiencing the same things. Visit this link to see the publication guidelines and submit your article!



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There are more than 3,500 local jails and detention centers in the United States. The American Jail Association offers a career resource center for any individual who is seeking a position in the corrections field.  Successful candidates possess superior skills, integrity, and knowledge. 

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2022 Need to Know Legal Issues For Corrections Professionals
June 29, 2022  |  2:00 - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Corrections is a challenging and rapidly changing profession. This informative webinar will focus on the latest developments in legal issues that impact staff, offenders, and facilities. Topics to be discussed include recent case law, statutory requirements, and operational strategies, and commonly litigated issues.

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Email Lori Bachtell or
call (301) 857-2620 

Please join LexisNexis for a webinar with Gerard Horgan, retired special sheriff/superintendent who has over 30 years of correctional facility management experience. 




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