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Legal Issues Update - Southern States

The single greatest force for change in the operation and management of jails and prisoners over the past 35 years has been the U.S. federal court system. During that time, we have moved from the so-called "hands off doctrine" in which the judiciary left jails and prisons to the legislative and executive branches of government, to one in which the judiciary has become the 800 pound gorilla. The federal courts have rendered thousands of decisions - many of them contradictory - defining the constitutional and statutory rights of prisoners.

This course will provide in-depth reviews of cases and rulings pertaining to the latest issues facing jail administrators and sheriffs, including:

  • in-custody deaths
  • postcards
  • rejecting mail
  • religion
  • searches (strip)
  • First, Fourth, Fifth, Eight and Fourteenth Amendment issues

Registration and other seminar information will be available online beginning February 22, 2012.

Seminar Presenters:
Gary DeLand
Carrie Hill

Location: 
Orange Beach, AL
Date: 
1 May 2012 - 8:00am - 3 May 2012 - 5:00pm