PLS Jail Pro

2021 Lesson 10: Caselaw Update

Legal

Release Date: 

10/1/2021

This lesson provides legal training for jailers and correctional officers through an analysis of three Target Cases answering the following questions: 

-What constitutes an unconstitutional strip search upon which a county can be held liable for money damages?

-Why is it always a bad idea to have sex with an inmate? 

-What rights does an inmate have against being sexually assaulted by a jailer? 

-Do inmates of county jails have a right to vote while incarcerated? 

-Are jail officials responsible for helping inmates who have requested their assistance in obtaining an absentee ballot?

-Are jail officials who prevent jail inmates from exercising their right to vote shielded from liability under the doctrine of qualified immunity?