Appeals Court Rules State Prisons Must Examine, Record All Complaints Made by Inmates With Disabilities
On Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court's ruling that California prison officials immediately must investigate and record all inmate allegations regarding disability accommodations. Prison officials had filed an appeal after the 2012 ruling, arguing that they only needed to record claims that they had substantiated.
- "California Prisons Must Track Claims of Disabled" (Elias, AP/Sacramento Bee, 9/26).
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