Jail Pro Lesson Summaries

2020

2020 Lesson 3: Caselaw Update

Legal

Release Date: 

10/1/2020

This is an online legal studies course. The first of the three Target Cases comprising this lesson was decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in which a pretrial detainee sued the county sheriff and several jailers for failing to supply them with an adequate supply of water. The second case was decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in which jailers were sued for failing to properly accommodate a wheelchair bound prisoner. The third case was decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in which an inmate sued jailers  and argued that they had acted with deliberate indifference to his acute medical need.

2020 Lesson 2: Caselaw Update

Legal

Release Date: 

9/1/2020

This is an online legal studies course. The first of the three Target Cases comprising this lesson was decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in which a deceased inmate’s estate sued the sheriff, two jailers, and a supervisor, for failing to prevent the inmate’s suicide. The second case was decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in which jailers were sued for serving a Muslim inmate meals containing pork. The third case was decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in which an inmate sued the sheriff and several jailers for the unsanitary conditions of the jail.

2020 Lesson 1: Caselaw Update

Legal

Release Date: 

8/1/2020

This is an online legal studies course. The first of the three Target Cases comprising this lesson was decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in which the county sheriff was sued for interfering with correspondence between jail inmates and the ACLU. The second case was decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in which jailers were sued for failing to prevent an inmate suicide. The third case was decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in which an inmate sued jailers claiming their use of pepper spray constituted an excessive use of force.

2020 Lesson 0: Primer

Legal

Release Date: 

8/1/2020

This lesson will prepare the lesson taker to take the monthly Jail Pro legal update lessons. These lessons are based lawsuits (“Target Cases”) brought by inmates against county jail officials (jailers, jail supervisors, correctional officers, sheriffs, jail administrators, etc.) that reached the federal appellate courts (either the U.S. Supreme Court or one of the circuit court of appeals). The lesson explains basic legal terms, the legal basis upon which most jail lawsuits rely, and the different courts where lawsuits against counties and jail officials are filed and where their outcomes are determined.

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