Case: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children v. Ahern

12-656266 | California state trial court

Filed Date: Nov. 15, 2012

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On November 15, 2012, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) filed suit in Alameda County Superior Court under California state law against Alameda County and the Alameda County Sheriff. The plaintiffs, represented by the Disability Rights Advocates and the Disability Rights Legal Center, sought declaratory relief, an injunction, and attorney's fees, alleging that the County of Alameda systematically discriminated against men and women with disabilities housed at Santa Rita Jail. Spe…

On November 15, 2012, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) filed suit in Alameda County Superior Court under California state law against Alameda County and the Alameda County Sheriff. The plaintiffs, represented by the Disability Rights Advocates and the Disability Rights Legal Center, sought declaratory relief, an injunction, and attorney's fees, alleging that the County of Alameda systematically discriminated against men and women with disabilities housed at Santa Rita Jail. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that the County denied disabled inmates access to physically accessible cells, toilets, showers, and visiting areas. The plaintiffs also alleged that the County often involuntarily segregated persons with disabilities from the general population, resulting in the denial of access to rehabilitative programs, religious services, and outdoor exercise.

After entering into settlement talks, the parties filed a stipulation regarding the protective order on June 6, 2013. The court (Judge Steven Brick) granted the stipulation in part. The parties continued settlement talks, and as of August 23, 2013, the case appeared ongoing according to the docket.

Summary Authors

Priyah Kaul (10/29/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Brick, Steven A (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Janssen, Kara J. (California)

Parks, Shawna L (California)

Pearlman, Paula D. (California)

Seaborn, Stuart (California)

Uzeta, Michelle (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Weddle, Andrea (California)

Judge(s)

Brick, Steven A (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Janssen, Kara J. (California)

Parks, Shawna L (California)

Pearlman, Paula D. (California)

Seaborn, Stuart (California)

Uzeta, Michelle (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Weddle, Andrea (California)

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Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 15, 2012

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Non-profit advocating for incarcerated individuals and taxpayers in Alameda County.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Alameda County (Alameda), County

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Administrative segregation

Classification / placement

Conditions of confinement

Religious programs / policies

Totality of conditions

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Disability:

disability, unspecified

Mobility impairment

Type of Facility:

Government-run