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Jail Pro Lesson Summaries

2021 Lesson 7: 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: 

  • When can the use of spit masks result in liability to jail officials and to their government employers?

  • Does an inmate’s constitutional right to wear his hair at any length shield the inmate from the consequences for violating the jail's hair length policy?

  • Can a jailer/deputy-sheriff be held liable in a civil suit by members of the public who were traumatized by an inmate who, due to the jailer’s negligence, gains possession of the jailer’s gun?

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