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Jail Pro Lesson Summaries

2023 Lesson 5: 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:

  • How can jailers balance the need to intervene in a situation in which an inmate posed an immediate danger to himself with the need to wait for sufficient backup support so that the intervention could be made safely?

  • What are some reasonable steps jailers can take during an inmate hunger strike?

  • When can jail meals violate an inmate’s constitutional rights?

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