Jail Pro Lesson Summaries
2021 Lesson 8: Caselaw Update
This lesson provides legal training for jailers and correctional officers through an analysis of three Target Cases answering the following questions:
- Under what circumstances can jailers be held liable for failing to protect a transgender inmate from suffering injuries inflicted by another inmate, and then for failing to provide the injured inmate with medical care?
- What should jail officials know about extraditions so that they do not violate an inmate’s constitutional rights and subject themselves to civil liability?
- When can a county be liable for failing to train its jailers?