PLS Jail Pro

2021 Lesson 4: Caselaw Update

Legal

Release Date: 

4/1/2021

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 7th Circuit, an inmate sued jail officials for prohibiting his access to the county’s law library. In the second Target Case, decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, an inmate sued jail officials for violating his constitutional due process rights after they had placed him into disciplinary segregation. In the third Target Case, decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the representative for the estate of a former inmate sued jail officials (and the arresting officer) for incorrectly assessing the inmate’s serious medical condition as simply intoxication.