Stafford attends Jail Administrator’s Continuing Education Program

Saratoga Springs, NY – Correction Administrator Michael K. Stafford of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office joined ninety-two county jail administrators from Sheriff’s Offices around the state to attend the annual Jail Administrators’ Continuing Education Program at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs recently.

Nationally known corrections consultant Carrie Hill, Esq. of Criminal Justice Consulting, LLC was a featured speaker at the conference, presenting an extended update on legal issues facing corrections facilities.

Other topics covered at the four-day program ranged from Veterans and County Jails; Jails and the Affordable Care Act; Use of Restraints; and Changes to the NYS High School Equivalency Testing System. Representatives of the NYS Commission of Correction; the NYS Department of Corrections & Community Supervision, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, and the NYS Comptroller’s Office shared their perspectives on new laws, practices, and programs with the jail administrators.

Experts from several Sheriff’s Offices also presented, including: Retired Captain Patrick Johnson of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office on Mental Health Issues in County Jails, Ron Harling of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office on Medicaid Reimbursements for County Jail Medical Costs and on the Oswego County JailStat Program, and Chris Lian (Retired) of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1934 to assist sheriffs in the efficient and effective delivery of services to the public. It comprises all of the elected and appointed sheriffs of New York State.  Visit

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute, Inc. was established in 1979. The mission of the Institute is to assist the office of the sheriff in advancing education in the criminal justice community, preventing juvenile delinquency, developing lawful and productive citizens, and supporting victims of crime and their families. Visit