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Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting

  • Large Jail Network Meeting, January 10-12, 1999, Longmont, Colorado; Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting

    The issues of post-traumatic stress and critical incidents are addressed. Contents of this document include: meeting highlights; post-traumatic stress syndrome and critical incidents -- preparation, response, and review; post-traumatic stress -- the value of peer support; programs that address post-traumatic stress syndrome in employees; standardized emergency management and critical incident command systems; critical incident training -- preparation, response, and review; critical incident response; legal issues; future meeting topics; meeting agenda; and meeting participants.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 2000

    This meeting focused primarily on topics related to the role of the jail in the local criminal justice system. Contents include: meeting highlights; justice system coordination and cooperation -- how the jail benefits and the system is improved; criminal justice coordination and cooperation; issues in defining and re-defining the jail's mission; role of the jail in contributing to the efficiency of the local criminal justice system; community oriented policing; roundtable discussion of implications for large jails of the presentations made; legal issues update; and future meeting topics. Appendixes include materials referred to in the meeting summary, meeting agenda, and meeting participants.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 2000

    This meeting looked at marketing, funding, and auditing in large jail systems. Sections contained in this document include: meeting highlights; issues and strategies explored; what marketing the jail means and why do it; identifying creative marketing opportunities; strategies for demonstrating the need for adequate budget resources; identifying undiscovered or under-utilized funding resources; issues for large jail consideration; the jail auditing process -- how it supports jail operations and the effective use of resources; and future meeting issues presentation.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 2001

    The primary focus of this meeting was data collection and the management information system (MIS). Contents include: meeting highlights; the use of data for planning, decision making, and measuring outcomes -- Parts I and II; the role of professional associations and their relationship with large jails in the 21st Century; roundtable discussion; legal issues update; future meeting issues; meeting agenda; participant list; and a copy of the "Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000" (RLUIPA).

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 2001

    Two main topics are addressed in these proceedings -- jail statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and employee-related issues. Contents include: meeting highlights; opening session -- defining the issues of importance to Large Jail Network members; understanding and using the data and resources of the BJS; personal relations among employees; staff sexual misconduct with inmates; announcements by meeting participants; employees with mental health problems; utilizing staff effectively -- management structures, promoting working relationships and avoiding barriers.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 2002

    Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; issues important to meeting participants; "Diversity Recruitment: Techniques and Community Networking" by Arthur Wallenstein; "Preventing Staff Sexual Misconduct" by Susan McCampbell; "Consular Notification and Access" by Clyde Howard; "Why Corrections Professionals Should Be Concerned With In-Custody ADA Issues" by Timothy Ryan; "Special Needs of Female Inmates" by Richard Rouse, William Montague, Dennis Scheuller, Joe Schmitz, and Bridget Gladwin; "Legal Issues Update" by William Collins; "Topics for Next Meeting" by Richard Geaither; meeting agenda; list of meeting participants; and supplemental materials on legal cases cited.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 2002

    Contents of these proceedings include:

    • meeting highlights;
    • "Cost Containment for Inmate Health Care" by Rebecca Craig;
    • "Taming the Cost of Health Care in Detentions: What Works in San Diego County" by William Sparrow;
    • "Confronting Costs for Medical Care: Open Forum Discussion";
    • "Increased Medical Costs: Managed Care and Private Contracts" by David Parrish and Dennis Williams;
    • "Public Health and Jails: Challenges and Current Activities" by Roberto Hugh Potter and Dennis Andrews;
    • "Succession Planning: Mentoring and Training Future Middle Managers" by Rocky Hewitt and Al Johnson;
    • "Preventing Jail Suicides" by Jim Babcock;
    • "Update on Large Jail Issues";
    • "Topics For the Next Large Jail Network Meeting" by Richard Geaither;
    • meeting agenda;
    • and participant list.
  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, February 2003

    Contents of these proceedings include:

    • meeting highlights;
    • "The Future of Jail Legislation, Resources, and Funding by Michael Thompson;
    • "Legislation, Resources, and Funding: A Perspective From Our Professional Associations" by Stephen Ingley, Jim Gondles, and Tom Faust;
    • open forum discussion with professional associations' representatives;
    • "Handling Legislation and Dealing Effectively with Funding Authorities" by Calvin Lightfoot and Thompson;
    • "The Role of Professional Standards and Internal Affairs" by Dennis Williams and Ralph Green;
    • open forum -- jail issues for discussion;
    • "The LJN Online and the NIC Web Site" by Tracey Vessels and Connie Clem;
    • "Legal Issues Update" by William Collins;
    • "Topics for the Next Large Jail Network Meeting" by Richard Geaither;
    • meeting agenda;
    • participant list;
    • and "Links to Potential Federal Funding Sources and Internet Resources."
  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 2003

    These proceedings are comprised of: Highlights of the Meeting Sessions; Stay Awake or You Will Trip Over the Future by Tom Esensten; Video Presentation: Beyond the Myths: Jails in Your Community introduced by Virginia Hutchinson; Defining the Future and Exploring Organizational Strategies by Esensten: Future Trends and Their Impact on Jail Management by Marilyn Chandler Ford; Jail Population Growth: Sources of Growth and Stability by Allen Beck; Jail Standards and Accreditation: Are There Still Advantages? by Tim Ryan et al; Accreditation: Open Forum Discussion; Use of New Technology by Barry Stanton and Otto Payne; Wrap-Up Issues; Use of Existing Technology for New Purposes by Joe Russo; Use of Technology: Open Forum Discussion; and Announcements and Discussion of Next Meeting by Richard Geaither and meeting participants.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, February 2004

    Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; Domestic Preparedness and the Impact on Large Jails by Sue Menser; meeting participants discussion of issues; Role of the Jail in Public Health Policy by Don Leach; MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Areus by Dennis Williams; response by jail and public health officials to contagious disease emergencies; National Sheriffs Association: Weapons of Mass Destruction Initiative: Jail Evacuation Planning and Implementation by Mike Jackson and Joseph Oxley; Legal Issues in Jails2004" by Bill Collins; Topics for the Next Large Jail Network Meeting by Richard Geaither; meeting agenda; and meeting participants list.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 11-13, 2004

    Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; gangs in the 21st century; defining Network issues -- a discussion; identifying and managing inmate gangs; open forum discussion -- gang management; preventing gang influence and violence in the jail; mental health services in jails -- identifying problems; mental health issues in jails; addressing mental health incidents; Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003; consular notification and access process; topics for next meeting; meeting agenda; and participant list.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, Winter 2005

    This Large Jail Network meeting took place January 30-February 1, 2005, in Longmont, Colorado. Contents of these proceedings include: NICs Core Competency Model Project: Preparing Leaders in Corrections for the Future by Robert Brown; Training as a Strategic Management Tool by Tom Reid; Legal Issues and Mentally Ill Inmates by Bill Collins; Mental Health Services in Jails: Identifying Problems by Joel A. Dvoskin; Informal Announcements by David Parrish; Mental Health Issues: Open Forum Discussion by Collins and Dvoskin; Announcements by Representatives of Professional Associations; Justice and the Revolving Door: the Jacksonville Experience in Recidivism Intervention by Gordon Bass; Data Technology: Management, Sharing and Mining by Tom Merkel; Corrections into the Next Decade: The Use of Data in Modern/Urban Jails by Scott Bradstreet; Implementing Core Values and Mission Statement by Robert Hinshaw; Discussion of Topics for the Next Meeting by Richard Geaither; meeting agenda; and meeting participant list.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting - July 2005

    Contents of these proceedings are: meeting highlights; "Inmate Labor: Entitlements, Benefits, and Regulations" by Rod Miller; "Social Security Administration: Inmate Reporting and Incentive Payments" by Diane Nest; "Re-Entry From Jail and Federal Benefits" by Katherine Brown; "SSI and Medicare Disability Payments for Inmates" by Don Ketcham; "Third Party Reimbursement Potential" by Phil Hoelscher; "The Character Quality Program" by Cliff Uranga and Argyl Dick; "Ethics and Professionalism: The Holistic Approach" by Steve Thompson; "The Evolution of Corrections in Cuyahoga County, Ohio" by Ken Kochevar; "Employee-Restricted Duty: Policy and Practice" by Marilyn Chandler Ford; "Employee Attendance Policy: Controlling the Abuse of Sick Leave" by Marilyn Chandler Ford and Anthony Dawsey; announcements; "Staffing Analysis for Jails" by Rod Miller; "Discussion of Next LJN Meeting: Schedule and Topics" by Richard Geaither; meeting agenda; and list of meeting attendees.

  • Large Jail Network Meeting, January 28-30, 2007, Longmont, Colorado Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting

    Contents of these proceedings are: meeting highlights; “Reflecting on 15 Years of the Large Jail Network” by David Parrish and Art Wallenstein; “Open Forum: Hot Topics for Discussion”; “Using the NIC Corrections Community LJN Forum” by Joshua Stengel; “Large Jail Systems Assessment Project” by James Austin; “Legal Issues Update” by Bill Collins; “Improving Collaboration Between Corrections & Mental Health Systems” by Fred Osher and Seth Prins; “Diagnosing Organizational Culture” by Carol Flaherty-Zonis; “Diagnosing Organizational Culture: Case Studies” by Tom Campbell and James Coleman; “Topics for the Next Large Jail Network Meeting”; meeting agenda; and list of attendees.

  • Large Jail Network Meeting, September 24-26, 2007, Aurora, Colorado

    Contents of these proceedings are: introduction; key themes; session highlights; opening remarks; open forum; reentry partnerships; reentry programs in jails; excited delirium/acute behavioral disturbance (ED/ABD); women offender issues; the continuing evolution of the Large Jail Network (LJN); final meeting agenda; participant list; and index of past LJN meeting topics.

  • Large Jail Network Meeting, September 24-26, 2008, Aurora, Colorado

    Topics discussed include: strategies for the promotion of staff to jail management positions; faith-based programs in the correctional environment-whether the pros outweigh the cons and programming; emerging technologies-radio interoperability, biometrics, global positioning system (GPS), radio frequency identification (RFID), detection, telemedicine, information sharing, and mapping; proactive discipline-maintaining organizational effectiveness and how to get people to perform for you; and an open forum covering 18 topics.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado March 20-22, 2011

    Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting highlights; Legal Issues in Jails - 2011 by William C. Collins; Jail Suicide Prevention Workshop with Lindsay Hayes; Effectively Using Data with Policy Makers by Michael Jones; Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Update and Toolkit-A Glance at LJN and PREA by Andie Moss and Recap of Attorney General Meeting on PREA Standards by Mitch Lucas; Leadership Toolkit by Mike Jackson; Association Updates and Legislative Updates by Kathy Black-Dennis; Open Forum; and LJN business.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado September 21-23, 2009

    Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) overview; Successful pre-trial release and criminal justice system collaborations; national legislation and policy update; ADA, CRIPA, and LEP (Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights if Institutionalized Persons Act, and limited-English-speaking persons); middle management training programs for jail professionals; social media in jails; open forum; and LJN business.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado March 28-30, 2010

    Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting take-aways in brief; coping skills with and for staff in fiscally tight times; the trend of medical issues in the future; creating a culture of leadership; creative efficiencies in the booking area; R.I.S.E. (ccc) program; legal update; open forum; legislation update, ACA Core Standards, American Correctional Association and American Jail Association news; and LJN business.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado September 13-15, 2010

    Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting take-aways in brief; core jail standards overview; accountability and leadership; accountability and leadership; battling complacency in line staff and first-level supervisors; managing staff medical leave; American Correctional Association and American Jail Association news and legislative update; addressing staff/inmate fraternization; substance abuse and self awareness; open forum; announcements; and LJN business.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado September 19-21, 2011

    Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting highlights; “Recovering the Prince George’s County Jail” by Mary Lou McDonough and Gregory O. Harris; Employee Management-Applicants, Discipline, and Rumor Control-“Preventing and Handling Staff Issues” by Marilyn Chandler Ford and “Steering Through Storms” by Curtis Flowers; Technology Updates-“Pilot Project: Remote Visitation” by Debra Campbell and “Technology: What is Out There?” by Glenn Kurtz; Dealing with Family Medical Leave Act Abuses-“Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act” by Janet Wilson and “Reducing FMLA Abuse” by Marilyn Chandler Ford; “The Prescription Drug Epidemic and Jails: Stopping the ‘Pill Mills’” by Ed Beckman; legislative and association updates; open forum; and Large Jail Network business.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado March 18-20, 2012

    Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; meeting highlights; “Program Session: Legal Issue Update” by William C. Collins; Program Session: Technology Update” by Glenn Kurtz; “Program Session: Inmate Behavior Management” by Randy Demory; “Program Session: Regulatory Investigations Affecting Jails” by Tim Ryan; open forum; legislation and association news; and Large Jail Network business.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado September 24-25, 2012

    Sections contained in these proceedings include: about this Large Jail Network (LJN) meeting; media relations-“Being Prepared to Have a Good Relationship” by Karla West; civilianization and volunteer work forces-“Part 1. Reassigning Officer Posts to Civilian Employees” by Art Wallenstein, “Part 2. Issues in Civilianizing Jail Posts” by Steve Kelly, and “Part 3. Using Volunteers in the Jail” by Don Pinkard; the pros and cons of outsourcing services-“Part 1. Outsourcing Services” by Glenn Kurtz, and “Part 2. Outsourcing Concerns” by Ron Eddings; jails becoming mental health centers-“Part 1. The Myth of Deinstitutionalization: Criminalizing Mental Illness” by Mark Foxall, “Part 2. Using Business Analysis Models for Process Change” by Claudia Balducci, and “Part 3. Closing a Permeable Boundary” by Margaret Severson; reentry that counts-“County of Hudson Community Reintegration Program” by Oscar Aviles; open forum; legislative and association updates; and Large Jail Network business.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado, September 15 - 17, 2013

    Sections of these proceedings are: about this meeting; meeting highlights; “The Affordable Care Act: Health Care Reform and Jails” by Donna Strugar-Fritsch; “Handling Corrections Staff Wellness/Performance Issues: From Corrections Fatigue to Fulfillment” by Caterina G. Spinaris and Micheal D. Denhof; “Prison Rape Elimination Act: The Outlook for Facility Audits” by Joshua C. Delaney and Dee Halley; PREA Panel Discussion by Don Pinkard, Jeffery Newton, and Art Wallenstein; “Legal Issues in Jails-2013: PREA Enforcement, Freedom of Religion (Staff Attire and Inmate Diets and Sincere Religious Beliefs), and Bits and Pieces” by William C. Collins; Open Forum (“Hot Topics”)-tactical teams, inmate telephone calls, media access to inmates, identification of visual markers, medical care contracts, use of restricted housing, and male inmate underwear (boxers or briefs); Association Updates for the American Jail Association and the American Correctional Association; and Future Meeting Topics.

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

    Sections of these proceedings are: about this meeting; meeting highlights; "I.L.P.: Intelligence-Led Policing in a Detention Environment" by Ed Beckman; "Segregation of High Risk Medical and Mentally Ill Inmates": "Part 1. Segregation of High Risk Medical and Mentally Ill Inmates" by Herbert L. Bensen", and "Part 2. Successful Practices in Preventing Inmate Suicide" by Jack Herron; "Staff Misconduct" by Wendell France; "Crisis Intervention Teams" by Shayne Grannum; "Counterfeiting and Jails: The National IPR Coordination Center" by Tony Ruocco; "Staff Wellness: Managing/Implementing Organizational Change": "Part 1. Organizational Culture, Change, & Connection: Resistance to Change" by Michael W. Frost", "Part 2. Corrections Fatigue" by Grannum, and "Part 3. Staff Wellness: What Is Our Responsibility as Administrators?" by Elias Diggins; Open Forum; professional association updates; and future meeting topics. An appendix provides "Index of Past LJN Meeting Topics".

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

    Sections of these proceedings are: about this meeting; "Legal Issues in Today's Jails: Avoiding Civil Liability" by Carrie Hill; "Domestic Threats to Jail Security:" "Part 1. Countering Prisoner Radicalization in the Federal Bureau of Prisons" by Jeff Woodworth; "Part 2. Sovereign Citizens" by Steve Cope; "Prison Rape Elimination Act - Lessons Learned from Early Audits:" "Part 1. PREA: The Riverside Regional Jail Authority Experience" by Jeffery Newton; "Part 2. Surviving the PREA Audit" by Marilyn Chandler Ford; "Health Care Reform + Inmate Medical Care = Reduced Costs?" "Part 1. Affordable Care Act: Continuity of Care" by Richelle Arhalt; "Part 2. Affordable Care Act: Innovative Approaches" by Raul Benasco; "Part 3. Curbing the Rising Cost of Healthcare" by Mark Bolton; "Mental Health Models that Work:" "Part 1. Restoration of Competency Program" by Gregory Garland; "Part 2. Mental Health Treatment" by Christopher Kneisley; "Part 3. Mental Health Management Unit" by Jared Schecter; "Part 4. Mental Health Treatment and Community Re-Entry" by Don Pinkard; "Jail Leader Longevity in Office: Achieving and Sustaining Success in Jail Leadership" by Patrick Tighe; Open Forum; professional association updates; and future meeting topics. An appendix provides "Index of Past LJN Meeting Topics".

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado, September 28-29, 2015

    Sections of these proceedings are: "Introduction to the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC)" by Brent Gibson; "Identification of Programs of the Major Counties Sheriffs’ Association Members - Designed to Reduce Arrest and/or Incarceration of the Mentally Ill" by Andy Ferguson; "Planning and Implementing Effective Mental Health Services in Jails by David Stephens; "High Liability Inmates" by Henry Reyes; "Open Forum: Hot Topics"; "ACA Certified Corrections Professional (CCP) Program - Cost vs. Value for the Agency" by Kristen Furdyna; "The Case for Certification - American Jail Association" by Robert Kasabian; "National Sheriff’s Association Certifications" by Fred Wilson; association updates; "Legal Updates" by Carrie Hill; and future meeting topics.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado, March 22 - 24, 2015

    Sections of these proceedings are: "Program Session: Veterans-Courts, Housing, and Programs": "Part 1: Veterans: Considerations for Inmates and Staff" by Dane Collins, and "Part 2. The VA's Veterans Justice Programs and the Veterans Reentry Search Service" by Joel Rosenthal; "Program Session: Restrictive Housing: Step-Down Measures": "Part 1. Douglas County Special Management Unit-Segregation" by Mark Foxall, and "Part 2. Restrictive Housing" by Dane Collins; "Program Session: Re-Entry Programs and Partnerships with the Community": "Part 1. Opportunities in Jail Reentry" by A.T. Wall, "Part 2. Denver's TJC Experience: Transition from Jail to the Community" by Lisa Calderon, "Part 3. Southeast Regional Re-Entry and Rehabilitation Program" by Marlin Gusman; "Program Session: Data-What to Capture and How to Use It": "Part 1. Data: What We Should Capture and How We Should Use It" by Melissa Kovacs, and "Part 2. Data Collection for Performance Outcomes" by Marilyn Chandler Ford; "Program Session: Building the Jail's Workforce": "Part 1: Recruit, Hire, Train, and Retain a Diverse Workforce" by Charles Hank, and "Part 2. Orange County Corrections University & Recruitment" by Comita A. Riley; "Open Forum"; professional association updates; and future meeting topics.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado, March 21-22, 2016

    Sections of these proceeding include: Program Session -"Shaping the Message to Legislator/Decision-Makers"--"Part 1. 'Welcome to Texas State Government'" by Dennis D. Wilson, and "Part 2. Shaping Your Message to Legislators, Lawmakers, and Decision Makers" by Elias Diggins; Program Session- "Adult Local Detention Facility (ALDF) Restrictive Housing Standards Review" facilitated by Robert Brooks, Mark Foxall, and Diggins; Program Session-"Correctional Officer Wellness" by Ainisha Persaud; Program Session-"The Role of the Jail Public Information Officer (PIO)" by Panda Atkins; Open Forum; NIC news; professional association updates; Large Jail Network (LJN) business; and index of past LJN meeting topics.

  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting: September 2017

    Presentations: “Mental Health Inmate Management-Texas Initiative” (1) “Jails and the Sandra Bland Act” by Dennis D. Wilson and (2) “How to Be a Force Multiplier” by Kelly Howell; “Heroin Epidemic-M.A.T. Model in Franklin County, Ohio” by Geoff Stobart; “Addressing Staff Wellness” by Elias Diggins, Jacob Matthews, and Sonya Gillespie-Carter; “Immigration Screening” by Clint Haggard; “Legal Updates” by Carrie L. Hill. Open forum (short discussions): Inmate Art Programs, Cell Improvements to Reduce In-Custody Suicide, Preparations for Civil Disturbances, Medical Care Vendor RFPs and Selection, Recruitment and Overtime, Restrictive Housing and Tier Time, Inmates and Yoga, Housing to Manage Gang Members, Mental Health Care for Veterans, Alternative Shifts, Canine Detection of Contraband, Background Checks for Medical Providers, COs Equipped with NARCAN, Use of Long-Range Acoustic Devices. There were updates from the NSA, NCCHC, AJA, ACA, NIC, and LJN. Included with the proceedings are the final meeting agenda, participant list, and index of meeting topics.