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Jeffrey Jurgens stood in a cage in an orange jumpsuit, screaming that he was Jesus Christ. From her seat in the Sacramento courtroom, his mother watched through tears.
"Despite allergy tests and a special food diet, patient continues to have hives and rash."
"States they are not receiving medication and want to see an outside doctor for X-rays and an ultrasound."
These are just some of the complaints related to mental and medical health care filed by inmates in the Santa Barbara County Jail through its grievance process last year
On February 12, 2019, the Prison Law Office, Disability Rights California, and Cooley LLP filed a motion in federal court to halt the unconstitutional use of solitary confinement for people with serious mental illness and the denial of adequate mental health care to people in the Sacramento County Jails.
Sacramento County’s use of solitary confinement in its jail is facing scrutiny from inmate advocates. A lawsuit claims the practice unfairly punishes people experiencing mental health crises.
Attorneys this week asked a judge to halt “inhumane” solitary confinement rules in Sacramento County’s jails, saying conditions have not improved at the facilities despite officials’ own acknowledgment of the crisis.
The San Diego City Council is scheduled Tuesday to repeal a 35-year-old law that makes it illegal for people to live inside vehicles.
Advocates for homeless people say it could be a key step toward ending the local criminalization of homelessness. They hope the repeal is permanent but they expressed concerns that city officials plan to soon propose a revised version of the law that could be more legally sound.
A legend in the rap community, Charles Williams, known to many as Keak Da Sneak, spends his days confined to a wheelchair.
The Santa Barbara County Jail reported its first inmate death of 2019, after a 52-year-old died of an undisclosed medical condition.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office officials reported that the inmate, identified as Jose A. Curiel of Santa Maria, died shortly after 7 p.m. on Jan. 10 at an area hospital.
A group of disabled Californians and their advocates are asking a judge to order shared ride scooter companies to remove their scooters from San Diego’s sidewalks and return money they earned by conducting business on taxpayer-funded walkways.
The city of San Diego and electric scooter brands Lime and Bird are the targets of a lawsuit filed in federal court alleging the ubiquitous motorized vehicles are violating the Americans with Disability Act by impeding and blocking access to city streets and sidewalks.