On April 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division found that the Alameda County Jail’s failure to provide mental health services to qualified individuals with mental health disabilities in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The DOJ also concluded that there is reasonable cause to believe that conditions at the jail violate the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the ADA. The DOJ cited the following four problems that violate the ADA as well as the offenders’ civil rights . . .
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