The COVID-19 infection rate in the Cook County Jail is nearly 32 times the overall rate in the county. Along with the Chicago Community Bond Fund, MacArthur Justice Center, and civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy, we are suing Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart, asking for the immediate release of medically vulnerable people in the Cook County Jail.
Miami's Metro West Detention Center is risking the lives of everyone inside because of their deliberate indifference illustrated by their failure to respond to the threat of COVID-19. Along with Dream Defenders, Community Justice Project, Advancement Project National Office, GST LLP, and DLA Piper, we filed an emergency lawsuit against the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections.
Civil Rights Corps, in partnership with a host of other organizations across the country, is challenging the deplorable conditions of jails across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, and fighting for the release of people at most risk of serious illness and death from the virus.
Along with partners at the ACLU of Michigan, Advancement Project National Office, LaRene & Kriger P.L.C., and the Law Firm of Pitt, McGhee, Palmer and Rivers, we filed an emergency lawsuit to protect people detained in the Oakland County Jail in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Prince George's County Department of Corrections is already experiencing a devastating outbreak of the novel Coronavirus. Making matters worse, the jail has ignored virtually all of the CDC-issued guidance for jails to slow the spread. We're seeking an emergency order requiring the jail to meet CDC guidelines and the release of medically vulnerable people in the jail.