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Jail Pro Lesson Summaries

2022 Lesson 4: 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:

  • Does limiting inmates’ access to pictorial sexually explicit materials violate their First Amendment rights?

  • What duty does a jail supervisor have to train and supervise their subordinates?

  • When can a jail supervisor be held liable for unconstitutional acts by their subordinates?

  • When can a county be held liable for injuries to jail inmates?

  • Why must jailers refrain from retaliating against an inmate who files grievances against jail staff?

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