“Have a seizure then we’ll talk” – Santa Rita Jail’s Deputies, Medical Staff Neglect Patients’ Needs Argue Attorneys

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“Have a seizure then we’ll talk” – Santa Rita Jail’s Deputies, Medical Staff Neglect Patients’ Needs Argue Attorneys

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ALAMEDA, CA– In 2018, attorneys from Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld LLP filed a class-action lawsuit, Babu v. Ahern, on behalf of incarcerated people with serious mental illnesses in Santa Rita Jail (SRJ). The plaintiffs allege that, “prisoners with psychiatric disabilities are being held in isolation in small, filthy cells for 23 to 24 hours per day with little or no treatment, resulting in deaths and terrible suffering.”

While the class-action lawsuit is still being litigated for those with serious mental illnesses, representatives from the National Lawyers Guild – San Francisco (NLG-SF) among other organizations held a press conference raising awareness of those experiencing medical neglect within SRJ. Read Full Article