PLS Jail Pro

2021 Lesson 2: Caselaw Update

Legal

Release Date: 

2/1/2021

This lesson consists of major case analyses of three Target Cases. In the first Target Case, decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, pretrial detainees sued jail officials for failing to take reasonable and appropriate steps to prevent them from becoming infected by COVID-19. In the second Target Case, decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, jail officials, acting pursuant to their agency’s recycling policy, erased video footage of a jail incident in which an inmate had been injured. In the third Target Case, decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, an inmate sued jail officials after the inmate had suffered self-inflicted, irreparable injuries to his eyes.