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Mentally Ill Prisoners Seek Intervention Addressing “State Of Emergency” In IDOC’s Psychiatric Care

Lawyers request federal judge to order Ill. Dept. of Corrections to remedy numerous violations
CHICAGO, IL –(ENEWSPF)—October 10, 2017

By: Uptown People’s Law Center

Today, lawyers representing over 12,000 mentally ill prisoners filed a Motion to Enforce the federal settlement agreement in Rasho v. Baldwin. The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) entered into the settlement agreement in 2015. Lawyers filed this motion after IDOC failed to remedy numerous findings of non-compliance by a federally-appointed monitor.

The monitor’s first annual report, issued in May of this year . . .

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