PLS Jail Pro

2021 Lesson 3: Caselaw Update

Legal

Release Date: 

3/1/2021

This lesson consists of major analyses of three Target Cases. In the first Target Case, decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6thCircuit, an inmate sued county jail officials when they failed to protect him from a violent, mentally disturbed cellmate. In the second Target Case, decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, an inmate sued county jail officials for wrongful detention. In the third Target Case, decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the representative of a deceased inmate sued county jail officials for neglecting an inmate’s serious medical needs when the inmate died during a hunger strike.