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Dublin: Class action lawsuit may lead to better mental health care at Santa Rita Jail

Original post made on Aug 31, 2021

Incarcerated people at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin may get a Christmas gift in the form of better mental health care following a federal class action lawsuit. Both sides reached a proposed settlement and agreement in the case...

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Posted by Jenn
a resident of another community
on Aug 31, 2021 at 7:54 am

Jenn is a registered user.

Which accrediting bodies gave Santa Rita high scores? The DOJ found that Santa Rita/Alameda County violated multiple Constitutional and federal laws regarding mental health treatment in Santa Rita.
“Consistent with the statutory requirements of CRIPA, we provide this Notice of the alleged conditions that we have reasonable cause to believe violate the Constitution and federal law and the supporting facts giving rise to those violations. 42 U.S.C. § 1997b(a)(1); 42 U.S.C. § 1997c(b)(1).”

And to call providing mental health services to anyone, let alone an already marginalized population, a Christmas gift is disgusting on multiple levels.

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