Resource: Barnett v. Tony


September 21, 2021


The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, and Disability Rights Florida sued the Broward County Sheriff’s Office on behalf of people incarcerated in dangerous conditions in Broward County Jail that expose them to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Filed in June 2020, the lawsuit demanded that the Sheriff’s Office immediately take action to protect people in their custody from contracting the virus. A federal court approved the class action settlement of the case in May 2021; our fight continues to make sure the Sheriff’s Office complies with what they agreed to do in the Settlement Order to safeguard the health and lives of the individuals in custody, and in turn the staff and the community.