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Complaint Against East Baton Rouge Prison in Seeking Relief for Incarcerated Persons from COVID-19

Advancement Project National Office, the Center for Constitutional Rights, The Fair Fight Initiative, Hogan Lovells LLP, have filed litigation against the City of Baton Rouge and the Parish of East Baton Rouge, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, and Dennis Grimes, warden of the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. The groups are seeking relief for incarcerated people arguing that East Baton Rouge Parish officials are violating the constitutional rights of people in the jail by exposing them to risk of infection, illness and death during the coronavirus pandemic.

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