Judge Rules D.C. Jail Must Do More To Protect Inmates From The Coronavirus

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.

In a preliminary injunction, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said the plaintiffs have provided evidence that the DOC was “aware of the risks” of COVID-19 and has “disregarded those risks by failing to take comprehensive, timely, and proper steps to stem the spread of the virus.”

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