PLS Jail Pro

2021 Lesson 11: Caselaw Update

Legal

Release Date: 

11/1/2021

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

-Under what conditions may jail officials open and inspect an inmate’s legal mail?

-When can a jailer restrain an inmate in a restraint chair? 

-What constitutional rights are implicated when using a restraint chair on an inmate?

-What precautions must a jailer take when an inmate is placed in a restraint chair?

-Do inmates have a constitutional right to adequate medical care when they present as a risk for suicide?

-What triggers a jail official’s duty to act to keep the inmate safe from suicide?