Resource: Oakland County, Michigan: COVID-19 & Jails

By: Civil Rights Corps

April 17, 2020

People detained in the Oakland County Jail, near Detroit, lack consistent access to soap, sanitizer, and are unable to practice social distancing.

Along with partners at the ACLU of Michigan, Advancement Project National Office, LaRene & Kriger P.L.C., and the Law Firm of Pitt, McGhee, Palmer and Rivers, we filed an emergency lawsuit to protect people detained in the Oakland County Jail in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.The lawsuit argues that Oakland County officials are violating the constitutional rights of people in the jail by exposing them to an unnecessary risk of infection, illness or death during the coronavirus pandemic.