Resource: J.H. v. Moore, et al., Case No. 2:14-CV-01608 (S.D. Ohio)

By: Children's Law Center

November 11, 2015

Children's Law Center, KY

This was a civil rights case filed on behalf of J.H. and 8 other youth housed at the Multi-County Juvenile Detention Center in Lancaster, Ohio. The complaint alleged that the defendants violated the 8th and 14th Amendment rights of the youth by subjecting them to punitive and harmful practices including the excessive use of isolation and use of a restraint chair, and that such isolation was done in cells with extremely cold temperatures, and without proper clothing and blankets. The case settled by private settlement agreement in November of 2015, and was dismissed by the federal court in Columbus at that time.