University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Gov. and DOC for Failure to Protect Medically Vulnerable People in Prison from COVID-19"
Date 2020
Author ACLU Colorado
External Link https://aclu-co.org/aclu-files-class-action-lawsuit-against-gov-and-doc-for-failure-to-pro...
Abstract ACLU of Colorado filed a class action lawsuit today against Governor Polis and the Department of Corrections seeking an emergency order to compel the DOC to protect medically vulnerable incarcerated people from COVID-19. The requested order includes prioritizing the release of people who are older, sick, or otherwise vulnerable to serious illness or death from COVID-19 and who pose no threat to public safety. ACLU’s lawsuit comes on the heels of DOC modeling that projects thousands of incarcerated people and staff will become infected and hundreds will die if prison populations are not reduced.
Source ACLU Colorado


This Resource Relates To
case Winston v. Polis (PC-CO-0036)

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