Civil Rights Groups Seek Emergency Court Intervention to Protect the Health and Safety of Immigrants Locked in Federal Prison
The Prison Law Office, ACLU, Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, and the law firm of Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson, PLC filed a motion for preliminary injunction on Sept. 5, 2018, in Teneng v. Trump, a federal lawsuit challenging the conditions of confinement for immigrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at a federal prison in Victorville, California. The motion seeks immediate relief from the court, including an order prohibiting ICE from transferring additional immigrants to the prison.
PLO, ACLU & Others File Suit Demanding Trump Administration Stop Incarcerating Immigrants in Federal Prisons
August, 2018ACLU-August 1, 2018
LOS ANGELES — The American Civil Liberties Union, Prison Law Office, and Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center filed a lawsuit today against President Trump and Immigration and Customs Enforcement for violating the constitutional rights of immigrants detained at FCI Victorville, a federal prison in Victorville, California. Full Story
On June 22, 2018, the federal court in Parsons v. Ryan issued a scathing order finding Arizona prison officials in contempt of court for the Arizona Department of Correction’s ongoing failure to provide basic health care to the approximately 34,000 people in its custody. The court also ordered the appointment of independent experts after massive failure of medical care and in the monitoring of ADC’s health care contractor.
NDOC Continues To Apply Humane Practices Picked Up During PLO’s EPP Tour
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BISMARCk, N.D. – More than 80,000 inmates are placed in solitary confinement every year across the country.
A study by New York University says solitary confinement is considered harmful to a prisoner’s mental health because it restricts meaningful social contact.http://
San Bernardino, California (March 28, 2018) –A settlement has been reached in a class action case filed against San Bernardino County regarding the constitutionality of the conditions of confinement in the county jails. Under the settlement county officials have agreed to make improvements in certain areas of jail operations that affect the health and well-being of those who are incarcerated in the county’s jails.
Follow-up:San Bernardino County settles class action lawsuit alleging jail inmate civil rights violations
Follow-up:Class action jail lawsuit settled as Sheriff’s Department vows series of changes
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit over the conditions of the county’s jails, officials said Wednesday.