PLS Jail Pro

2021 Lesson 6: Caselaw Update

Legal

Release Date: 

6/1/2021

This lesson provides legal training for jailers and correctional officers through an analysis of three Target Cases answering the following questions: 

- When will jail officials have immunity from a lawsuit that is based on the wrongful death of an inmate who was exhibiting heroine withdrawal symptoms?

- When must jail officials accommodate an inmate’s religious practice?

- When will jailers who restrain a person in a prone position be entitled to qualified immunity from a lawsuit alleging excessive force?