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Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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".

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