PLS Jail Pro
2021 Lesson 11: Caselaw Update
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?