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Jail Pro Lesson Summaries

2022 Lesson 3: 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:

  • Can jailers confiscate forms from inmates when those forms could be used to file fraudulent liens?

  • What is Ramadan?

  • What obligation do jailers have to accommodate inmates’ nutritional requirements during Ramadan?

  • When does a jailer have an obligation to help an inmate seek medical care?

  • Does an inmate’s constitutional right to medical care include illnesses that do not present an apparent risk of death?

  • When an inmate’s own behavior causes a serious medical need to arise, what is the jailer’s responsibility?

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