Charles v. Orange County
Charles v. Orange County, Charles v. United States, Disability Justice, Health Justice, Health in Immigration Detention, Immigrant Justice
The case was initially dismissed by a lower court, but in May 2019, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a landmark “case of first impression” decision in the case, saying government officials can be held accountable on constitutional grounds for failing to provide mental health discharge planning for people in immigration detention. The appeals court said the lower court erred when it dismissed the plaintiffs’ case by ruling that they had failed to satisfy grounds for a constitutional violation showing that the county was “deliberately indifferent” to their care.
The appeals court’s full ruling is available for download here, and you can read our news posting about the ruling here.
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