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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Legal Issues in Jails

Start Date: 6/21/2022 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 6/23/2022 5:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Florida State College

601 W. State St.
Downtown Campus
Jacksonville, FL  United States  32202

Organization Name: American Jail Association

Lori Bachtell
Email: lorib@aja.org
Phone: (301) 857-2620

Legal Issues 

When: June 21 - 23, 2022
Hosted: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Time: 8 am to 5 pm

Where:  UPDATED 06/15/2022
Urban Resource Center

601 W. State Street
Jacksonville , Florida 32202
I have also included a map of the college’s downtown campus that shows the exact location of the Urban Resource Center
(URC) on the campus.  The building has ample parking all around and even has an overflow lot behind it. There will be a security officer posted inside that will be able to direct the class participants to the classroom.  

Program Cost: Member: $445.00 / Nonmember: $495.00 

Gerard Horgan 

Legal Issues in Jails 2022 – What the Jail Professional Needs to Know

Being a Jail Professional is a challenging and rapidly changing profession.  This interactive 3 day training will focus on the latest developments in legal issues that impact our staff, offenders and facilities.  Best practices, recent case law, statutory requirements and operational strategies will be discussed in detail. 

Topics will include:
  • 42 USC 1983
  • Use of Force
  • Qualified Immunity
  • Kingsley v. Hendrickson
  • Training Best Practices
  • PREA
  • Medical /Mental Health
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • The Use of Restrictive Housing
  • Transgender Offenders
  • Classification
  • After Action Review Best Practices
  • Familiarizing Staff with Court Proceedings

 Instructor short Bio: 

Gerard Horgan a Certified Jail Manager, is a graduate of Northeastern University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration and of Suffolk University Law School.  He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1994.  For the past fourteen  years, Horgan has been an Adjunct Professor the University of Massachusetts Boston where he teaches courses in corrections and criminal justice.  He has taught numerous classes to corrections staff at Suffolk County, Norfolk County, Hampden County, Worcester County and the Massachusetts Sheriff’s Association. He has presented at the American Jail Association Conference in the area of liability and risk management and conducted similar trainings for the Kentucky Jailers Association in 2016 and for the AJA in Nebraska, Kansas and Virginia over the past five years.

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 recommended 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).

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 6/9/2022 2:00 PM

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