An article by Don Thompson of KFF Health News, California Promises Better Care for Thousands of Inmates as They Leave Prison, highlights a major milestone in Armstrong v. Newsom – the ongoing case in federal court in which RBGG proved that California’s prison and parole systems violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by discriminating against prisoners and parolees with mobility, sight, hearing, learning, mental and kidney disabilities.  The article also appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

According to the article, “California has agreed to improve health care for newly released prison inmates who are disabled, including through a series of measures that advocates say will help almost everyone trying to make the transition from incarceration . . . The improvements ‘should help shut the revolving door between homelessness and incarceration that prevents far too many people with disabilities from succeeding on parole and reintegrating into the community,’ said attorney Ben Bien-Kahn, one of the lead negotiators on behalf of inmates.”

See Major Amendment to Armstrong Remedial Plan Will Facilitate Transition from Prison to Parole for Persons With Disabilities for more information about this significant development.