An article published in The Washington Post noted that 1,500 people held at D.C. jail have been confined to cells 23 hours a day for a year. The article quotes DC Dept. of Corrections Director Quincy Booth referring to a a federal judge’s order in response to a class-action lawsuit brought by inmates last spring …
As report by WAMU.ORG: A U.S. District judge on Thursday ordered changes at the D.C. Jail to protect inmates from the coronavirus. The ACLU of D.C. and the Public Defender Service had filed a class-action lawsuit against the Department of Corrections on behalf of the inmates.
The DC Department of Corrections has posted a FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page on the DC.GOV website. View DC DOC COVID-19 Response FAQs
As reported by wusa9.com: Cpl. Benjamin Olubasusi, who has been with DOC for 10 years and who has been a participant in the ReThink Justice DC Coalition, in a public press conference, said that officers at the D.C. jail are being exposed to COVID-19
From wamu.org The American Civil Liberties Union of DC and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia are suing the D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC) on behalf of the more than 1,600 people incarcerated in D.C.’s jails.
The DC Fraternal Order of Police have filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of the ACLU/Public Defender Service lawsuit against the DC Dept. of Corrections.