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AELE Monthly Law Journal

Rights of Rastafarian Employees and Inmates

This article covers legal issues related to Rastafarian correctional staff and inmates and provides suggestions for addressing these challenges.

Prisoners, Parolees, Sex Offenders, Computers, and the Internet

This two-part series discussing issues and developments in the use of information technologies by inmates and offenders in the community.

Civil Liability for Use of Distraction Devices Part 1 [and] Part 2

Distraction devices (such as flashbangs) are especially useful when "correctional personnel are dealing with unruly prisoners or detainees who must be brought under control or extracted from their cells in a safe and controlled manner … Such devices must be properly used by adequately trained personnel, skilled in both legal aspects and practical tactical considerations surrounding their intelligent deployment.

Civil Liability for Inadequate Prisoner Medical Care: Eye and Vision Related

This article looks at the case law related to the mandated provision of eye and vision care.                           

Civil Liability for the Use of Pepper Spray (OC), Tear Gas, and Chemical Agents, Part 1 [and] Part 2

This article presents a basic understanding of civil issues related to the use of chemical agents by law enforcement and correctional officers.

Civil Liability for the Use of Neck Restraints

This two-part article looks at the liability issues related to neck restraint use. 

Prisoner Classification and Gang Activity

This article explains how courts rule on cases involving custodial risk levels based on the previous gang activity of the prisoner. 

Workplace Harassment by Law Enforcement and Correctional Supervisors: Part 1--Sexual Harassment [and] Part 2--Racial and Other Forms of Harassment

This publication explains employer liability resulting from sexual harassment perpetrated by a supervisor.

An Update on Jail Strip Searches of General Population Detainees

This article examines the facts and reasoning of Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, including both the majority and dissenting approaches.

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