"The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) established the Large Jail Network (LJN) in 1989 as a connection point for administrators of jails and jail systems housing 1,000 or more inmates. The network was launched with 67 member agencies and convened at its first meeting in 1990. Participants meet twice yearly, in the spring and fall. […] The NIC Jails Division networks' mission is to promote and provide a vehicle for the free and open exchange of ideas and information and innovation among network members. In addition, NIC networks reinforce the assumption that knowledge can be transferred from one jurisdiction or agency to another, and this knowledge can serve as a stimulus for the development of effective approaches to address similar problems or opportunities. […] The September 2014 Large Jail Network meeting took place at the National Institute of Corrections, National Corrections Academy in Aurora, Colorado. There were 63 detention agency staff in attendance. The meeting began with an informal dinner on Sunday, September 28, with an opening session and participant and guest introductions. Two days of presentations and discussion followed. Guests and speakers at the meeting included: Carrie Hill, Esq., Maple Grove, Minnesota; Jeff Woodworth, U.S. Bureau of Prisons; Steve Cope, U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Counterterrorism Unit; Bob Kasabian, Executive Director, American Jail Association, Hagerstown, Maryland; and Ben Shelor, Assistant Director, Standards, Accreditation, and Professional Development, American Correctional Association, Alexandria, Virginia."
National Institute of Corrections: http://nicic.gov/
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting Aurora, Colorado September 28-30, 2014