University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "G.F. et al. v. Contra Costa County et al."
Date May 19, 2015
Author Disability Rights Advocates
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Abstract Disability Rights Advocates in partnership with Public Counsel filed this lawsuit because Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall had a policy and practice of locking young people with disabilities in solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day and depriving them of education. . . . At a time when the nation is re-evaluating the use of solitary confinement, this settlement is of extraordinary public importance,” said Smith. β€œIn Contra Costa County, the draconian practice of solitary confinement will come to an end and the focus will be, as it should, on education and rehabilitation. Our hope is that other facilities across the nation will follow suit.”

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case G.F. v. Contra Costa County (JI-CA-0024)

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