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Jail Pro Lesson Summaries

2022 Lesson 2: 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 obligation do jailers have to correctly determine an inmate’s gender when deciding where to house the inmate?

  • How do jail inmate grievance processes operate? 

  • Why is it important that jailers understand how their jail’s grievance process operates?

  • What happens when a jail does not administer its own grievance process properly?

  • Do inmates have a constitutional right to marry?

  • What limitations can a jail constitutionally place on inmate requests to marry?

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