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Resource: Remick et al v. City of Philadelphia

By: ACLU Pennsylvania

April 20, 2020

ACLU Pennsylvania

On April 20, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, and the law firms Kairsy, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg, and Lin LLP and Dechert LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia and the Department of Prisons over the conditions of the city's four jails. Filed on behalf of ten people who are currently incarcerated and who are at heightened risk of becoming seriously ill from the disease COVID-19 if they contract the novel coronavirus, the lawsuit argues that the department has failed to implement guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent the spread of the virus.

https://www.aclupa.org/en/cases/remick-et-al-v-city-philadelphia#:~:text=Remick%20et%20al.,City%20of%20Philadelphia%20%7C%20ACLU%20Pennsylvania&text=The%20Pennsylvania%20Supreme%20Court%20ruled,marijuana%20patients%20violates%20the%20law.