Resource: Ross v. Gossett

By: Uptown People's Law Center

March 26, 2020

Uptown People's Law Center

In 2015, Uptown People's Law Center and Loevy & Loevy filed a lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of prisoners at Menard, Illinois River, Big Muddy River, and Lawrence Correctional Centers who experienced the physical and sexual abuse of the Orange Crush tactical team in the Spring of 2014. Used as a tool to assert total control, the officers dressed in orange jumpsuits and body armor would beat, abuse, sexually humiliate and destroy the property of prisoners in order to belittle, dehumanize and intimidate them. This lawsuit is seeking damages for injuries and an injunction prohibiting such practices in the future.