This Notice is about a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit against the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department and California Forensic Medical Group involving the Americans
with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The lawsuit is called Jewett et al. v. Shasta County Sheriff’s Department, et al., Case No. 2:13-cv-0882 MCE AC (PC).
Several inmates of the Shasta County Jail and an organization, called Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, filed a lawsuit against the Sheriff, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department, Shasta County and California Forensic Medical Group under the ADA and other laws claiming that inmates with mobility impairments were being denied equal access to programs, services and facilities available to inmates without mobility impairments, and that they were not provided with reasonable accommodations for their disabilities.
If you are or were a detainee or prisoner with a mobility disability, who at any time from May 6, 2011 through the present who, because of their disabilities, need accommodations (such as a wheelchair, crutches, cane, or some other type of assistance) at Shasta County Jail, you may be a member of the proposed settlement class affected by this lawsuit. Please read the Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement linked below for information about the proposed settlement and Class Member’s rights.