Correctional agencies spend millions of dollar per year defending offender lawsuits. Despite losing their physical freedom upon entering the doors of jails of prisons, offenders still retain some of their constitutional rights. As the U.S. Supreme court has noted, ""Prison walls do not form a barrier separating prison inmates from the protections of the Constitution."" At issue are rights related to religion, speech, medical and mental health care, searches, due process, and access to the courts. It covers the basic constitutional rights of offenders and how to avoid liability when a lawsuit is filed. This 5-course package awards 9.25 contact hours.