Lawsuit: MD prisons ignore Americans with Disabilities Act

Popular News

Gov. Carney announces $40 million in COVID-19 housing assistance

WILMINGTON, Del. – On Monday, Governor John Carney reopened the Delaware Housing Assistance Program...

Rehoboth Beach elects new mayor, commissioners

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Rehobeth Beach voters have elected a new mayor and two new...

White Marlin Open draws customers for Ocean City businesses

OCEAN CITY, Md. – The White Marlin Open wraps up Friday. Ocean City businesses say despite...

Lawsuit: MD prisons ignore Americans with Disabilities Act

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

Six former inmates claim in a federal lawsuit that Maryland's prison system fails to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Baltimore Sun cited allegations in the the lawsuit on Tuesday that included prison guards making a one-legged man walk into the showers with no support.

The case was filed in October in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The inmates allege a culture of noncompliance with the ADA and indifference by prison guards.

The inmates are suing the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and a number of prison officials.

The suit was filed before more than two dozen corrections officers were charged last week with running a "criminal enterprise" inside the state's prisons. 

 

 

Source: AP     All contents © copyright 2019 Associated Press. All rights reserved.