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Jail Pro Lesson Summaries

2021 Lesson 10: Caselaw Update


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This lesson provides legal training for jailers and correctional officers through an analysis of three Target Cases answering the following questions: 

  • What constitutes an unconstitutional strip search upon which a county can be held liable for money damages?

  • Why is it always a bad idea to have sex with an inmate? 

  • What rights does an inmate have against being sexually assaulted by a jailer? 

  • Do inmates of county jails have a right to vote while incarcerated? 

  • Are jail officials responsible for helping inmates who have requested their assistance in obtaining an absentee ballot?

  • Are jail officials who prevent jail inmates from exercising their right to vote shielded from liability under the doctrine of qualified immunity?

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