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Title "Johnson v. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department"
Date March 23, 2015
Author American Civil Liberties Union
External Link https://www.aclusocal.org/en/cases/johnson-v-los-angeles-county-sheriffs-department
Abstract Johnson v. LASD is a lawsuit on behalf of inmates with mobility impairments. The plaintiffs argue that the jails are not wheelchair accessible, and that inmates are denied mobility devices such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers or canes, even though they need them. Inmates with mobility impairments also suffer discrimination because they are denied access to jail programs and services, including those that may reduce time served. The inmates are also placed in cells that are not wheelchair accessible, which means that men have fallen because there are no grab bars to help transfer them to the toilet, and some of them are denied equal access to shower facilities. This is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, California and federal statutes, and the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution.
Source American Civil Liberties Union


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case Johnson v. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (JC-CA-0059)

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