On June 2, 2023, Plaintiffs’ counsel in Hedrick v. Grant, Eastern District of California No. 2:76 CV 00162, released a Monitoring Report on conditions at the Yuba County Jail. This Report concludes that the Hedrick Defendants still are not in compliance with multiple provisions of the Amended Consent Decree approved by Federal Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan in early 2019. To produce the Report, Plaintiffs’ counsel reviewed documents covering the fourth quarter of 2022, interviewed numerous class members, and conducted a monitoring tour of the Jail on May 17, 2023. The Report specifically notes, among other things, inadequate mental health staffing at the Jail; continued misuse of administrative segregation and other restrictive housing, including as long-term housing for class members with severe mental illness; improper custodial interference with mental health treatment; and untimely medical and mental-health assessments and treatment for class members housed in safety and step-down cells. A redacted version of the latest monitoring report is available here.