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Jail Pro Lesson Summaries

2023 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:

  • When can a pre-trial detainee’s confinement constitute unconstitutional punishment?

  • When may jailers rely on a medical professional’s judgment as to appropriate medical care for an inmate?

  • Can jailers continue to detain an individual—to check the individual’s immigration status—after he or she is supposed to be released?

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