Advocates Charge Illinois With Still Failing to Protect Medically Vulnerable Prisoners From COVID-19 Illness & Death

Amended complaint alleges IDOC has still failed to protect medically vulnerable in Illinois’ prisons CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2020) – Last night, civil rights attorneys filed an amended suit in a class action case, now called Richard v. Pritzker, demanding that state officials speed the release of prisoners who are highly vulnerable to COVID-19.  … Read More

Hearing Today About Whether Sheriff Dart Must Provide Evidence About Compliance With Court Order on COVID-19 in Jail

Detainee Declarations and Sheriff’s Own Admissions Show He is Failing to Provide Testing and Social Distancing CHICAGO, May 21, 2020 — A federal court judge will hold a hearing this afternoon about detainees’ claims that Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart is not complying with a court order to protect detainees’ health and safety. The hearing… Read More

Civil Rights Groups & Attorneys Press for Release of Detainees Needlessly Put at COVID-19 Risk By ICE

While rest of nation was on lockdown, ICE transported obviously sick detainees cross country, packing them into facilities where the pandemic is rapidly spreading DALLAS – Attorneys and activists representing 10 ICE detainees at the Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado, TX filed a petition in federal court last night demanding that Immigration and Customs Enforcement… Read More