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NCJ Number: 156844 Find in a Library
Title: Liability Issues in Juvenile Detention
Author(s): M Solar; L Lund
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475
National Juvenile Detention Assoc
Richmond, KY 40475
Sale Source: Eastern Kentucky University
Dept of Correctional Training Resource Ctr
202 Perkins Building
Richmond, KY 40475
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this video, two of the Nation's leading juvenile attorneys discuss the constitutional requirements and liability issues associated with juvenile detention and corrections, based upon recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Abstract: The format for the video consists of lectures by the two attorneys, followed by questions from the audience and answers by the lecturers. The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Canton v. Harris is first considered. The Court held in this case that the inadequacy of police training may serve as a basis for section 1983 liability only where the failure to train amounts to deliberate indifference to the rights of persons with whom the police come into contact. The lecturer then applies this decision to juvenile corrections. Measures of "deliberate indifference" are also discussed. Turner v. Safely is discussed as well. The Court ruled that the "reasonable/rational relationship" test (not "strict scrutiny") is the proper examination for determining whether prison rules and regulations violate inmates' constitutional rights. Other U.S. Supreme Court cases discussed are Daniels v. Williams, Davidson v. Cannon, Pembaur v. Cincinnati, Doe v. Arguelles, Board of Pardons v. Allen, and Desheney v. Winnebego County Department of Social Services. Legal parameters are discussed for offender classification, health and mental health care, visitor access to inmates, programming, inmate classification and screening, employee training and supervision, environmental conditions, and restraint.
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention staff training
Index Term(s): Juvenile facility management; Legal liability; Prisoner's rights; US Supreme Court decisions
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