PLS Jail Pro

2021 Lesson 8: Caselaw Update

Legal

Release Date: 

8/1/2021

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

-Under what circumstances can jailers be held liable for failing to protect a transgender inmate from suffering injuries inflicted by another inmate, and then for failing to provide the injured inmate with medical care?

-What should jail officials know about extraditions so that they do not violate an inmate’s constitutional rights and subject themselves to civil liability?

-When can a county be liable for failing to train its jailers?