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Monday, July 11, 2022

Legal Issues in Jails: Know the Law--Reduce Liability and Enhance Safety

Start Date: 7/11/2022 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 7/12/2022 5:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: DoubleTree by Hilton

407 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga Downtown
Chattanooga, TN  United States  37402

Organization Name: American Jail Association

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

Legal Issues in Jails: Know the Law--Reduce Liability and Enhance Safety

Hosted by:  Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

Time:  8 AM to 5 PM
When: July 11 and 12, 2022 (two day)

Registration Fee: $345 Members /  $395 Non-Members

*Register by May 11, 2022 and you will receive an early registration discount of $100*

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Chattanooga Downtown
407 Chestnut Street Chattanooga, TN 37402
DoubleTree Downtown Chattanooga Hotels (hilton.com)

Please also share the below link with your attendees so that they can start booking, cut off for booking rooms is 6/10/2022 


Instructor: R. Dee Hobbs
           Dee serves as Senior Trial Attorney for the Hamilton County (Tennessee) Attorney's Office. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee in 1983. After spending a year as a judicial law clerk for the Tennessee Court of Appeals, he entered private practice in Chattanooga. In 2001 Dee became Special Counsel for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and has represented Hamilton County regarding Sheriff's operations ever since. He is married to his first wife, Lisa, and they have four children and four grandchildren (and expecting to add to that grandchild total). Dee is a former history teacher and football coach, having coached at the college, high school, and middle school levels. He loves to cycle and remains hopeful that the Tennessee Volunteers football program will return to its former glory.

This two-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.
Topic Highlights
  • 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.

Please utilize the below link to book room at DoubleTree by Hilton Chattanooga Downtown


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 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: 6/17/2022 9:30 AM

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