JCS Jail Consulting offers a full range of services specializing in all aspects of adult corrections. James Sida has a long and distinguished career in corrections, both as a practitioner and in the development of correctional standards for local jails and juvenile halls in California. These standards entail the care and custody of inmates, including selection and training standards for the largest network of jails and juvenile halls in the nation.
JCS Jail Consulting offers services in expert consulting and testimony for attorneys involved in corrections related litigation. Mr. Sida has experience in providing testimony in Federal Courts (Title 42 U.S.C. § 1983) and State Courts. In addition, James Sida has provided expert testimony to the California State Legislature, county and city legislative bodies as well as a variety of boards and commissions concerning matters related to adult and juvenile corrections.
Mr. Sida, while associated with Crout & Sida Criminal Justice Consultants, Inc. served as a compliance monitor to the Federal and State Court in a variety of settlement agreements in California.
Areas of expertise includes, but is not limited to:
Conditions relating to the confinement of adults and juveniles, medical/mental health issues, medical screening, in custody deaths including suicide, staff selection and training, correctional policy and procedures, inmate classification, inmate housing and administrative segregation, use of safety cells, use of sobering cells, detoxification treatment, use of force, use of restraint devices, food and sanitation, fire and life safety, facility staffing, prevention of communicable diseases, inmate discipline, minors in custody, inmate programs, security and facility design.
JCS Jail Consulting will conduct a complete audit on every case to determine areas of liability exposure in order to establish a credible knowledge base for litigating attorneys. Please call for an initial consultation at no charge.