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Complaint Against Wayne County (MI) Jail in Seeking Relief for Incarcerated Persons from COVID-19

Advancement Project National Office has joined its partners in filing a federal lawsuit to call for the release of people inside the Wayne County (MI) Jail, arguing that county officials are risking the lives of everyone inside and the community at large because of their failure to respond to the threat of COVID-19. The lawsuit—filed along with Detroit Justice Center, Civil Rights Corps (CRC), LaRene & Kriger P.L.C. and Venable LLP—in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, argues that Wayne County officials are violating the constitutional rights of people in the jail by exposing them to an unnecessary risk of infection, illness or death during the coronavirus pandemic.

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