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Jail Pro Lesson Summaries

2023 Lesson 11: 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 do an inmate’s conditions of confinement violate the inmate’s constitutional rights?

  • When can confiscating an inmate’s personal property substantially burden the inmate’s First Amendment right to free exercise of religion?

  • When does a jailer’s lack of response to an inmate’s medical needs constitute deliberate indifference? And, when has an inmate’s rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act have been violated?

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