Public safety professionals and their allies in health and the social services need good ideas and practical information. Jails work on behalf of the community: the whole community. Jails are a civic reality, and well-run jails are a mark of a well-managed local government and a strong community.

Jail Matters was created to provide educational programming for and about jails.

Jail Matters is an independent webcast series. We welcome your suggestions for future programs and speakers.

We donate 2% of program proceeds to organizations recommended by our presenters.

Producer Connie Clem has 30 years of experience with research, writing, curating, editing, and publishing information about corrections and public safety best practices, policy, and training. She is a 25-year veteran of the library staff at the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center. She is a past president of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) and a member of the American Jail Association (AJA) and other professional organizations.

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