Justice

Disability Rights Florida and the Florida Department of Corrections announced a comprehensive settlement on July 12, resolving a class-action lawsuit alleging a range of dangerous conditions in the state’s prison system.
In a 302-page ruling issued June 27, a federal district court found that the state of Alabama’s mental health care for inmates is “horrendously inadequate” and systematically violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
The Disability Law Center and the Utah Department of Human Services announced a settlement June 12 in a class-action lawsuit challenging the state’s wait times for people awaiting competency restoration services prior to standing trial.
The disAbility Law Center of Virginia released a new report May 22, finding that at least six people suffered preventable deaths between March 2015 and May 2016 because of urinary tract and other infections at a state facility.
The Jacksonville City Council approved an agreement with disability rights organizations on May 23, settling lawsuits concerning the City’s prior decision to rescind a previously approved supportive housing complex.
Over the outcry of disability rights and civil liberties advocates, on May 10, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a two-page memorandum to the nation’s 5,000 federal prosecutors, ordering them to pursue mandatory minimum sentences to the maximum extent permitted by the law.
In a letter issued distributed to legislators May 5, the nation’s largest coalition of disability rights advocates, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, urged Congress to reject a push by President Trump to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corporation, the nation’s largest...
Disability Rights New York has filed a lawsuit against two staff members at a state Intermediate Care Facility, who allegedly released confidential information and spread false rumors on Facebook about a former patient.
In a new report released April 26, Disability Rights Oregon criticized the Oregon Department of Corrections for failing to make progress with many of the terms of a year-old settlement concerning the treatment of inmates with mental illness.

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