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Title "Davis v. Canyon County"
Date January 8, 2013
Author American Civil Liberties Union
External Link https://www.acluidaho.org/en/cases/davis-v-canyon-county
Abstract The Canyon County Jail was so overcrowded that it exceeded its capacity by more than 100 prisoners, even though it had over 100 more beds than allowed under the Idaho Sheriff's Association Jail Standards. The jails ventilation, fire protection, and plumbing were all inadequate, and temperatures were often stiflingly hot or chillingly cold. Bathrooms and showers were covered in mold and mildew.

Along with the national ACLU office, ACLU Idaho filed a class-action federal lawsuit challenging these indecent, cruel and inhumane conditions. Within months, the ACLU successfully negotiated a detailed settlement requiring Canyon County to make major improvements. After more than six years of monitoring, Canyon County completed the court-ordered work and the settlement terminated.
Source American Civil Liberties Union


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case Davis v. Canyon County (JC-ID-0005)

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