Start Date: 6/20/2022 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 6/22/2022 5:00 PM EDT
Venue Name: TBD Location:
MD United States
American Jail Association
Legal Issues in Jails: Know the Law--Reduce Liability and Enhance Safety
Hosted by: This could be your agency! If you would like to host a seminar, call Lori Bachtell at 301-857-2620.
This three-day workshop addresses the key legal issues that jails confront every day. Also discussed are the Supreme Court decisions of the last 12 months, which are explained with an emphasis on how they affect jail management. Participants are educated on what they need to know in order to reduce litigation in their facility. Learn how you can protect yourself and your facility.
- Examine the standards as set out by the U.S. Supreme Court to develop institutional policies and procedures that address inmate rights under the 1st, 4th, 8th, and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution including:
- Freedom of speech.
- Free exercise of religion.
- Access to courts and counsel.
- Search and seizure.
- Medical and mental healthcare.
- Duty to protect.
- Conditions of confinement.
- Use of force.
- Analyze and apply the latest Federal legislation to assess institutional policies and procedures (e.g., ADAII, PLRA; PREA, RLUIPA).
- Develop practical strategies to protect your agency from civil liability.
- Apply effective methods to respond in a proactive manner to legal issues in jails.
Registration Fee: $445 Members $495 Non-Members
*Register by April 20, 2022 and you will receive an early registration discount of $100*
Program fee includes all training materials. Lodging and meals are the responsibility of the attendee.
A minimum number of participants are needed to hold our workshops. You may cancel up to five business days prior to the Professional Development Workshop. No refunds will be given for cancellations received five or less business days before the class. All cancellations are subject to a $50 service fee. Your cancellation must be received in writing via fax or e-mail. Substitutions are acceptable. "No Shows" will be charged at the applicable rate.
It is strongly recommened that participants DO NOT purchase airline tickets without first contacting AJA to confirm program availability. Workshops begin at 8:00 AM and usually go until 4:00 PM (unless otherwise noted).