Building Awareness of Transgender Inmates
Prison Law Office has been corresponding with a number of transgender people in California prisons. We hope to better understand and help advocate for safer conditions. We will continue to learn from transgender people in prison about issues they are facing and work with them on acknowledging and enforcing their rights under federal law and the Prison Rape Elimination Act national standards.
In a case against the Fresno Jail, the Prison Law Office, Cooley LLP, and Disability Rights California filed a settlement agreement today that addresses dangerous conditions for prisoners.
Federal Court Orders California to Stop Putting Disabled Prisoners in Administrative Segregation Due to Lack of Accessible Housing
A federal court has prohibited the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from placing disabled prisoners in administrative segregation instead of in accessible cells or beds.
Prison Law Office Attorney Wins Mental Health Advocate Award
Prison Law Office attorney Kelly Knapp has been named Legal Services Attorney of the Year by the California Association of Mental Health Patients’ Rights Advocates. Congratulations, Kelly!
Arizona Agrees to Major Improvements in Prison Health Care, Crucial Limits on Solitary Confinement in Landmark Settlement
The Prison Law Office, the American Civil Liberties Union-National Prison Project, the ACLU of Arizona, and co-counsel today filed a settlement agreement in Parsons v. Ryan, a class-action suit on behalf of more than 33,000 prisoners in Arizona.