PLS Jail Pro

2022 Lesson 8: Caselaw Update

Legal

Release Date: 

8/1/2022

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

  • What does the term “gender dysphoria” mean; and what is one of the most common reasons courts dismiss lawsuits brought by inmates against jail officials?

  • What are the civil consequences to a county when evidence in an inmate suicide case shows that jailers were not adequately trained in suicide prevention?

  • What evidence will support a successful claim of excessive use of force against a jailer?