Professor Mead Assists in Habeas Petition for Prisoners at Risk from COVID-19

Professor Joseph Mead, in his capacity as Cooperating Attorney with the ACLU of Ohio, is assisting in a federal class action petition for a writ of habeas corpus challenging the continued detention of people in the Elkton federal prison in eastern Ohio.  Three inmates have already died from COVID-19, and scores of prisoners and staff have fallen ill, including some seriously.  

Professor Mead explains, “Prisons are not Constitution-free zones. People who live and work in prisons should not be forced to face unnecessary risk of death and disease.” 

The case is co-counseled by ACLU of Ohio and the Ohio Justice and Policy Center.  Information about the lawsuit is available here and new coverage here.

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