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COVID-19 in U.S. prisons and jails



Professional Resources

Affidavits/Declarations of Medical Experts

Coronavirus In The News

Related Litigation

Authorizations for use of telephonic hearings:

Amos v. Hall: A U.S. District Court case in the Northern District of Mississippi challenging conditions of confinement re: the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

U.S. v. StephensRequest for bail given new conditions of coronavirus outbreak in prison & jails (denied)

Parsons v. Shinn: An order from an Arizona district court denying emergency intervention to implement procedures to address the COVID-19 outbreak

Coleman v. Newsom: An emergency motion from a California district court regarding steps taken inside California prisons and jails to protect prisoners from COVID-19 -- Motion denied April 4, 2020, but without prejudice to the right of each plaintiff class to seek “relief in a procedurally appropriate forum”

Flores v. Barr: Order to Show Cause (OSC) for ORR and ICE to provide justification by April 10, 2020 for not releasing children in immigrant detention as COVID-19 spreads

Chunn v. Edge: A class action petition filed by prisoners to demand release for medically vulnerable prisoners in New York

Doe v. Hansell: A petition filed on behalf of juveniles in New York to demand release

Braswell v. USA: A complaint filed by Federal Bureau of Prisons employees and others to demand hazard pay during COVID-19

Parsons v. Shinn: An order demanding release of COVID-19 testing results in Arizona DOC facilities

Colvin v. Inslee: An emergency motion demanding accelerated review of initial request for release of prisoners in the state of Washington

Lewis v. Cain: An emergency motion filed in Louisiana for release during COVID-19

Williams v. BOP: A class action complaint for the emergency release of federal prisoners during COVID-19

Office of the Public Defender v. Connors: Report and recommendations of the special master for treatment of prisoners in Hawaii

Additional petitions and other demands for release of individual or classes of prisoners:

Legislative Actions and Executive Orders

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