On May 8, 2024 Federal District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers issued an order in the ongoing FCI Dublin class action against the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”) that seeks relief from years of sexual abuse, retaliation and medical neglect at the facility. 

The order found that “Although it had as much time as needed to prepare, BOP’s operational plan for closure of FCI Dublin was ill-conceived and, like Swiss cheese, full of holes.” The order concludes by stating “The BOP’s closure of FCI Dublin, especially coming so soon after issuance of this Court’s preliminary injunction, created serious concerns relative to the AICs’ welfare, some of which persist. The Court has taken, and continues to take, active steps to address these concerns, including by implementing compliance systems to hold the BOP accountable to providing class members constitutionally adequate care, no matter their current locations.”

The Court then orders eight items of relief including ongoing reporting to the Court and Special Master (including staffing figures and vacancy rates for all BOP institutions housing class members), monitoring of medical and mental health alerts placed by the Special Master, and audits of all disciplinary actions which took place between April 2022 and May 1, 2024.

The full order is available here, along with an attachment listing plaintiffs’ counsel here.  See also: Federal Court Appoints Special Master to Monitor FCI Dublin Women’s Prison; Government Abruptly Closes Facility in Response