PLS Jail Pro

2021 Lesson 12: Caselaw Update

Legal

Release Date: 

12/1/2021

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 restrict an inmate’s visiting privileges with their minor children?

-When may an inmate carry a cane inside a jail? 

-What are legitimate penological reasons supporting a jailer’s decision to confiscate an inmate’s cane?

-What constitutional rights may be implicated when a jailer confiscates an inmate’s cane?

-Do pregnant inmates have a constitutional right not to be shackled during labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery? 

-What are the risks to a pregnant inmate when using shackles during labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery?

-When may it be appropriate to use shackles during labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery?